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[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.
Also, close-up.
Origin of closeup
1910-15, Americanism; noun use of adverbial phrase close up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The ski resort can be seen in the upper left corner of the image and in the closeup below.
  • She had short, unruly hair and wide-set eyes that glared at the camera in a closeup shot.
  • Even closeup shots of the crowd were mesmerizing, and not because of the funny hats and the face paint.
  • The magician and his apprentice are believers in the deep and narrow art of closeup card magic.
  • In this closeup view, younger terrain on the left is yellower, while older features appear blue.
  • We have precious few closeup images of comets, so this is bound to be a terrific event.
  • My jaw dropped on the extreme closeup that showed the material actually getting sucked into the other sunspot area.
  • That's the only reason it would fool anyone, the cutaway to the hand closeup was pretty obvious.
  • Moving in to a closeup or away from a closeup is a common type of zooming.

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