or close-up

[ klohs-uhp ]
/ ˈkloʊsˌʌp /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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