Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

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

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

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Examples

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

    Two Little Shop Of Horrors Thoughts

  • 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 ™.

    Movie Review: The Last Mimzy

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

    Let it snowflake...

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

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • 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.

    Living Memories

  • 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.

    Living Memories

  • 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.

    The mysteries of hand quilting

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-10-01

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

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • 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?

    Archive 2007-09-01

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