: of, relating to, or being a test of reading comprehension that involves having the person being tested supply words which have been systematically deleted from a text

Word History


by shortening & alteration from closure

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cloze was in 1953

Dictionary Entries Near cloze

Cite this Entry

“Cloze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloze. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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