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Definition of Tableau

Tableau

  1. The arrangement, or layout, of cards.
  2. A striking and vivid representation; a picture.
  3. A representation of some scene by means of persons grouped in the proper manner, placed in appropriate postures, and remaining silent and motionless.

Tableau Quotations

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

The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice. The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find - the goal is always to make more nuance and colors.
Cecilia Bartoli

The simple tableau is so rich with meaning that whether represented on the mantelpiece or in the mind, it seems suspended, complete unto itself, somewhere in eternity.
Lucinda Franks

Jimmy Carter laid out policies that we now look back at and say, 'Gee, that actually made sense.' But you also need to explain it and convey and communicate in a way that provides that tableau, that understanding.
Eliot Spitzer

Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It's a city with buildings and towers and roads. There's a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau.
Tony Curtis
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Tableau Translations

tableau in German is lebendes Bild, Bild

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