noun, plural tab·leaux [ta-blohz, tab-lohz], /tæˈbloʊz, ˈtæb loʊz/, tab·leaus.
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Most of the movie’s tableaus—like the one featuring the distracted waiter—are one-offs.Roy Andersson's Quietly Gorgeous About Endlessness Explores Questions for Which There Are No Answers|Stephanie Zacharek|April 29, 2021|Time
Raya and the Last Dragon offers a tableau of cultural references inspired by the whole of Southeast Asia.
A first-rank boulevardier in the 1960s tableau, his wives included one Rita Hayworth.
Now those are destroyed, too, and the animals are strewn about, bloating and stinking, as if in a tableau of “Guernica.”
The tableau of five candidates on stage at first seemed more like a set of high school stereotypes than a political debate.
The next minute they are frozen in an eerie, extended tableau vivant——a still-life that's not actually still.‘A Field in England’ Is a Psychedelic Cinematic Trip|Andrew Romano|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Everybody else was screaming; the noise was overwhelming, the tableau so terrifying that my brain locked up.
The Tableau des Saints is a still more severe criticism of the heroes of Christendom.Baron d'Holbach|Max Pearson Cushing
Her interruption of the tableau sounded oddly abrupt to ears used to her pleasant accents.At Last|Marion Harland
The curtain fell on a tableau: the Holidays, with their flags and banners, old Father Time, and the happy children.The Story of the Big Front Door|Mary Finley Leonard
Let me enjoy the beauty of the tableau, no matter how it is produced.Pharaoh's Broker|Ellsworth Douglass
The tableau answered for itself before the words had left his lips.The Escape of a Princess Pat|George Pearson