close-up

noun
\ ˈklōs-ˌəp How to pronounce close-up (audio) \

Definition of close-up

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a photograph or movie shot taken at close range
2 : an intimate view or examination of something

close-up

adverb or adjective
\ ˌklōs-ˈəp How to pronounce close-up (audio) \

Definition of close-up (Entry 2 of 2)

: at close range

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First Known Use of close-up

Noun

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb or adjective

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of close-up was in 1913

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“Close-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close-up. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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close-up

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English Language Learners Definition of close-up

: a photograph or movie picture taken very close to an object or person

close-up

noun
\ ˈklōs-ˌəp \

Kids Definition of close-up

: a photograph taken at close range

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