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  1. a photograph taken at close range or with a long focal-length lens, on a relatively large scale.
  2. 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.
  3. an intimate view or presentation of anything.
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  1. of or resembling a closeup.
  2. intimate or detailed; close-in.
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Origin of closeup

1910–15, Americanism; noun use of adverbial phrase close up
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • A streak of sweat cut through his pancake makeup as the camera came in for a closeup.


    Cory Doctorow

  • It was a closeup of the designs over the entrance, shot in sharp relief so that they stood out starkly.

    Warlord of Kor

    Terry Gene Carr

  • Then, one after another, their faces were shown in closeup, while Tortha Karf asked for close attention and memorization.

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    H. Beam Piper