from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A video or film recording made with the camera positioned close to an actor, often so that only the head or face is visible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a photograph or other recorded image taken at close range, or using a telephoto lens so as to appear to have been taken at close range; -- used especially of images of faces in which the face fills all or most of the photograph.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. very close
  • v. cease to operate or cause to cease operating
  • v. unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
  • v. block passage through
  • v. refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
  • n. a photograph taken at close range


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Whereas watching Audrey get chomped in closeup is a little much; I couldn't keep my ironic distance.

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  • On top of everything else is the blatant product placement: A golf ball is turned just right to reveal the Nike swoosh, a Sprite can appears in closeup, and then comes the revelation that Mimzy has Intel Inside ™.

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  • Here are two of the blocks in closeup - I am just winging it, based on the design of each snowflake.

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  • The photo I took of the whole quilt doesn't show any of the quilting (well, black thread on a black background, from a distance, what did I expect?) and the closeup is blurry because I couldn't get the camera to focus, but I think you get the idea.

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  • The closeup is his favorite format for artistic photography, as it gives him the opportunity to portray his subjects from a more unusual point of view.

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  • With her face frequently in closeup, Lohman’s Christine Brown appears beyond paranoia, embodying dread for a universe that’s pitted against her.

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  • All suggestions will be considered:) The closeup is a bit out of focus, but I thought everyone might like to see the beads in a bit more detail - it's come out just as I wanted, so I'm really pleased with that - don't you love it when something comes out like it looked in your head?

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  • Its tones range from sheer black to medium gray, and the few bright touches come from the burning gold of a torch or the white of an eye in closeup.

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  • The closeup is the film's most rigorously applied formal device, but Nichols alternates this intimate shot with, basically, two other kinds of shots which define the film's aesthetic in more subtle ways.

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  • He later went on national tvone at 7pm Friday slot with a wonderful interview on 'closeup' with Mike Hoskings. [youtube] Not much to do with David Ray directly, but, like this article, indicative of the growing awareness of the conspiracy.

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