Definition of cloze test in English:

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cloze test

Pronunciation: /ˈkləʊz tɛst/


A procedure in which a subject is asked to supply words that have been removed from a passage as a test of their ability to comprehend text.
Example sentences
  • Used with due caution, the cloze test appears to be potentially helpful in detecting plagiarism.
  • Multiple choice cloze tests provide the subjects with several possible items to choose from for each blank.
  • The cloze test consists of a longer text of which every fifth to tenth complete word is left out.


1950s: cloze representing a spoken abbreviation of closure.

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