The word "cute" is similar to the words "pretty" or "beautiful," but it’s usually used for things that are small or young.


  • Our neighbors have a cute little baby.


  • Look at the puppy! He’s so cute.


  • Kittens are cute when they’re young, but not all cats are cute.

As an adjective, "cute" describes people or things:

  • Gloria and Diego live in a cute house by the ocean.
  • All the women at the office said that Maria’s dress was cute.
  • Children do all kinds of things that are cute.

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This page was first published on September 25, 2012. It was updated on April 10, 2016.