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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [verb klohz uhp]
    • /verb kloʊz ʌp/
    • /kləʊz ʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [verb klohz uhp]
    • /verb kloʊz ʌp/

Definitions of close-up word

  • noun close-up the end or conclusion: at the close of day; the close of the speech. 2
  • noun close-up an enclosed place or enclosure, especially one about or beside a cathedral or other building. 2
  • noun close-up any piece of land held as private property. 1
  • noun close-up complimentary close. 1
  • noun close-up Music. cadence (def 7). 1
  • noun close-up Stock Exchange. the closing price on a stock. the closing prices on an exchange market. 1

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Origin of close-up

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
1910-15, Americanism; noun use of adverbial phrase close up

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Parts of speech for Close-up


close-up popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for close-up

noun close-up

  • profile — the outline or contour of the human face, especially the face viewed from one side.
  • autobiography — Your autobiography is an account of your life, which you write yourself.
  • sketch — a simply or hastily executed drawing or painting, especially a preliminary one, giving the essential features without the details.
  • picture — a visual representation of a person, object, or scene, as a painting, drawing, photograph, etc.: I carry a picture of my grandchild in my wallet.
  • journal — a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations: She kept a journal during her European trip.

verb close-up

  • shoot — to hit, wound, damage, kill, or destroy with a missile discharged from a weapon.
  • illustrate — to furnish (a book, magazine, etc.) with drawings, pictures, or other artwork intended for explanation, elucidation, or adornment.
  • reproduce — to make a copy, representation, duplicate, or close imitation of: to reproduce a picture.
  • capture — If you capture someone or something, you catch them, especially in a war.
  • turn — to cause to move around on an axis or about a center; rotate: to turn a wheel.

Antonyms for close-up

verb close-up

  • misunderstand — to take (words, statements, etc.) in a wrong sense; understand wrongly.
  • fail — to fall short of success or achievement in something expected, attempted, desired, or approved: The experiment failed because of poor planning.
  • lose — to come to be without (something in one's possession or care), through accident, theft, etc., so that there is little or no prospect of recovery: I'm sure I've merely misplaced my hat, not lost it.

noun close-up

  • physicality — the physical attributes of a person, especially when overdeveloped or overemphasized.
  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • concrete — Concrete is a substance used for building which is made by mixing together cement, sand, small stones, and water.
  • thing — (in Scandinavian countries) a public meeting or assembly, especially a legislative assembly or a court of law.

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