Definition of Tableau in English :

Define Tableau in English

Tableau meaning in English

Meaning of Tableau in English

Pronunciation of Tableau in English

Tableau pronunciation in English

Pronounce Tableau in English


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1. tableau, tableau vivant

a group of people attractively arranged (as if in a painting)

2. tableau

any dramatic scene

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of tableau
noun plural -leaux (-ləʊ, -ləʊz) or -leaus
1.  same as tableau vivant
a pause during or at the end of a scene on stage when all the performers briefly freeze in position
any dramatic group or scene
4. logic short for semantic tableau

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nounWord forms: plural ˈtabˌleaux (ˈtæbˌloʊz ; tabˈlōzˌ; tæˈbloʊz ; tablōzˈ) or ˈtableaus
a striking, dramatic scene or picture
tableau vivant

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see synonyms of tableau
n. pl. tab·leaux or tab·leaus (tăblōz, tă-blōz)
1. A vivid or graphic description: The movie was a tableau of a soldier's life.
2. A striking incidental scene, as of a picturesque group of people: "New public figures suddenly abound in the hitherto faceless totalitarian tableaux" (John McLaughlin).
3. An interlude during a scene when all the performers on stage freeze in position and then resume action as before.
4. A tableau vivant.

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