- a photograph taken at close range or with a long focal-length lens, on a relatively large scale.
- Also called close shot. Movies, Television. a camera shot taken at a very short distance from the subject, to permit a close and detailed view of an object or action.Compare long shot(def 3), medium shot.
- an intimate view or presentation of anything.
- of or resembling a closeup.
- intimate or detailed; close-in.
Origin of closeup
1910–15, Americanism; noun use of adverbial phrase close up
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Examples from the Web for closeup
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According to Lowe, Farley “has a shot of espresso before every closeup” and also has a gargantuan appetite.Rob Lowe's Memoir Revealed
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At boilerplate moments, including “closeup of sad senator,” take a gulp of beer.State of the Union Drinking Games
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HollywoodLife.com posted a closeup of the gaudy diamond ring, with an appraiser estimating its value at upward of $750,000.Hockey Hunks Conquer Hollywood!
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A streak of sweat cut through his pancake makeup as the camera came in for a closeup.Makers
It was a closeup of the designs over the entrance, shot in sharp relief so that they stood out starkly.Warlord of Kor
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Then, one after another, their faces were shown in closeup, while Tortha Karf asked for close attention and memorization.Time Crime
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