a picture, as of a scene.
a picturesque grouping of persons or objects; a striking scene.
a representation of a picture, statue, scene, etc., by one or more persons suitably costumed and posed.
Solitaire. the portion of a layout to which one may add cards according to suit or denomination.
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How to use tableau in a sentence
In more ways than one, the tableaux have macabre backstories.
The Romanians give us tableaux vivants of past works from Biennales.
The Daily Pic (Venice Biennale Edition): The Romanians give us tableaux vivants of past works from Biennales.
Jeff Wall grew the size of the photographic print in images that reference 18th-century tableaux in painting.
And in the 1990s, Gregory Crewdson constructed wall-size tableaux that reference the cinematic image.
The guests were talking of having a few tableaux and charades, like some they had seen arranged by their older sisters.Dotty Dimple At Home | Sophie May
There were ever so many tableaux after that—Captain Cavendish, impatient and fidgety, wondered if they would ever end.A Changed Heart | May Agnes Fleming
Vos tableaux ont une grce, un naturel, une nergie, qui surpasse ce que l'imagination mme peut attendre.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume II (of 2) | John Hill Burton
As a surprise arrange a little series of funny tableaux showing the different birthdays of the guest of honor.Suppers | Paul Pierce
As a matter of fact, she was not enthusiastic over being chosen for one of the principal parts in the Greek tableaux.The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest | Margaret Vandercook
British Dictionary definitions for tableau
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