Definition of closer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkləʊzə/


1The last part of a performance, collection, or series: the perfect closer to the album the last episode was still a great closer
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  • Her response, "Get in line," is the punchy closer of the film.
  • The former track is an archetypal closer to a squirm-inducing, voyeuristic album.
  • This is an excellent closer for a recital of advanced two-piano literature.
2A person who is skilled at bringing a business transaction to a satisfactory conclusion: this role will best suit closers who are hungry to make commissions
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  • We don't need to hear about your deal closers, breakups, conquests, family troubles, or heartfelt admissions.
  • Chasing the American dream, these men discover that there's no room for losers, only closers.
  • Some are good sellers but bad closers/administrators, and vice versa.
3 Baseball A reliable relief pitcher who enters a game in the final innings, typically to preserve a slim lead: he could develop into a big-league closer one of the game’s highest-paid closers
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  • Without their closers, the Red Sox proceeded to throw away a series of games in which they held commanding leads.
  • The bullpen has about four potential closers and will give the Rangers a host of wins.
  • His acquisition excited the fans, but he has long been a lucky closer who can't strike anyone out.

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Syllabification: closer

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