What does tableau mean?

Definitions for tableautæˈbloʊ, ˈtæb loʊ; tæˈbloʊz, ˈtæb loʊz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tableau.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tableau, tableau vivant(noun)

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

  2. tableau(noun)

    any dramatic scene


  1. tableau(Noun)

    a striking and vivid representation; a picture

  2. tableau(Noun)

    a vivid graphic scene of a group of people arranged as in a painting

  3. Origin: From tableau, from tablel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tableau(noun)

    a striking and vivid representation; a picture

  2. Tableau(noun)

    a representation of some scene by means of persons grouped in the proper manner, placed in appropriate postures, and remaining silent and motionless

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tableau

    tab′lō, n. a picture: a striking and vivid representation:—pl. Tableaux (tab′lōz).Tableau vivant, a representation of a historical or other personage by a motionless living person dressed in suitable costume. [Fr.,—L. tabula, a painting.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tableau in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tableau in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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