American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A photograph or a film or television shot in which the subject is tightly framed and shown at a relatively large scale.
- n. An intimate view or description.
“According to the AFP, the "genital triangle" collection is made up entirely of close-up snaps of nude women's groins, each with a natural mass of blond, brunette or red hair.”
“The coming year promises new looks at Mercury as the Messenger spacecraft enters its orbit, a close-up view of the asteroid Vesta and two total eclipses of the moon.”
“The close-up subject recoils yet appears to have submitted willingly to the bizarre experiment.”
“A close-up, blood-spattered view of Phinnaeus Bernard inside his Mercedes with its driver side door ajar glared like a spotlight at the courtroom.”
““Ready five [a close-up of Carson Palmer breaking the offensive huddle],” said Fish.”
“Ready two [a close-up of Boss, reaching the sidelines, still carrying his touchdown catch].”
“Ready eight [close-up of the shell-shocked Chad Johnson].”
“Ready two [close-up of Boss, still carrying the ball, mobbed by joyful teammates in the end zone].”
“At some point, I know, they are going to want to come back to a close-up of him.”
“* On the field, a close-up of Bengals middle linebacker Dhani Jones pointing urgently to his teammates and shouting, positioning them for the snap;”
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