Definition of close-up in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkləʊsʌp


1A photograph or film image taken at close range and showing the subject on a large scale: a close-up of her face they see themselves in close-up
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  • He decided, on the spur of the moment, to photograph their bodies in close-up.
  • Wide shots of the men on the mountain are used, while actors play the pair in close-up scenes filmed in the European Alps.
  • The predominant use of close-ups and extreme close-ups throughout the film also expresses this excess.
1.1An intimate and detailed description or study: [as modifier]: the book’s close-up account of the violence
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  • This book consists of close-up reporting, deploying a novelist's eye for detail and ear for dialogue.
  • Hers is an intimate, common and close-up portrayal, full of everyday happenings and concerns.
  • The close-up reporting that follows is detailed and selective in its focus.

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