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close-up

noun \ ˈklōs-ˌəp \

Definition of close-up

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

First Known Use of close-up

1913

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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close-up

adverb or adjective \ ˌklōs-ˈəp \

Definition of close-up

: at close range

First Known Use of close-up

1926

in the meaning defined above

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CLOSE-UP Defined for English Language Learners

close-up

Definition of close-up for English Language Learners

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


CLOSE-UP Defined for Kids

close-up

noun \ ˈklōs-ˌəp \

Definition of close-up for Students

: a photograph taken at close range


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