Definition of tableau
- winsome tableaux of old-fashioned literary days
- —J. D. Hart
The houses are grouped together in a charming tableau.
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First Known Use: 1660See Words from the same year
: a view or sight that looks like a picture
: a scene that typically shows an event in history or literature and that is created on a stage by a group of people who are dressed in costumes and who do not speak or move
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