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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Voltaire:

    Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.

  2. Nick Sturiale:

    The market is revaluing everything, and throwing the winners out with the losers, linkedIn (LNKD.N), Tableau, Splunk, FireEye (FEYE.O), these are good companies.

  3. Jessica Todd Harper:

    One is to convey that stage in life when you're anchored to the home with young children, it also references how the home is the first stage in which children learn how to live in every situation. In my particular pictures, many of them have a stage-like quality. There's reference to tableau vivant of the past, these constructed images.

  4. Gordon Charlop:

    The market right now seems to be in a spot where the ice is a little bit thin and investors seem to be punishing stocks that are falling out of favor, whether it is caused by direct earnings or guidance, linkedIn and Tableau are names that are leaders. Those two names are important names, widely held, widely followed, and the disruption we saw in those prices affected stocks in that sector, without a doubt.

Images & Illustrations of tableau

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