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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klohs-uhp]
    • /ˈkloʊsˌʌp/
    • /ˈkloˌsəp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klohs-uhp]
    • /ˈkloʊsˌʌp/

Definitions of closeup word

  • noun closeup a photograph taken at close range or with a long focal-length lens, on a relatively large scale. 1
  • noun closeup 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. 1
  • noun closeup an intimate view or presentation of anything. 1
  • adjective closeup of or resembling a closeup. 1
  • adjective closeup intimate or detailed; close-in. 1
  • noun closeup (film) A video or film recording made with the camera positioned close to an actor, often so that only the head or face is visible. 1

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Origin of closeup

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 Closeup


closeup 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

closeup usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for closeup

noun closeup

  • 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 closeup

  • 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 closeup

verb closeup

  • 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 closeup

  • 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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