Tableau is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of tableau, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - any dramatic scene
EXAMPLES - Tableau in a Sentence
- This tableau will be all in the dress, Mrs.Sandford. (source)
- The whole tableau is a high school nightmare come to life. (source)
- The tableau was the same as it had been nine hours earlier. (source)
- It would have puzzled him to stand in tableau for the Earl of (source)
- The tableau is a satisfying scheme in two planes and many textures. (source)
- The last tableau is of the iconic group looking down on Switzerland. (source)
- And here I cannot help dwelling upon the "tableau" which met our view. (source)
- Eight hours 'work coverts a lump of inert snow into a classic tableau from the Simpsons. (source)
- I very much enjoy a letter from Joan, which gives me a kind of tableau vivant of you all. (source)
- An amazing snow tableau featured a sitting dog watching television complete with twig antenna. (source)
- Again, the tableau was the same: the nominee's wife and two children were right there with him. (source)
- Passersby could peer inside the enormous windows and see a kind of tableau vivant of furniture makers. (source)
- Now Marlon won't get the full effect of the hunting tableau, which is really what anchors the whole room. (source)
- Missing from the tableau were the federal agents and prosecutors who typically lead major terrorism probes. (source)
- The tableau is a satisfying scheme in black and gray, with practically one non-obtrusive texture throughout. (source)
- But one may better lose part of the "tableau" on the stage than to furnish _another_ one on the floor of the house. (source)
- The tableau is a welcome addition, though next year, they should get someone who's less of a ham to play Jesus Christ. (source)
- Above them hung a huge banner that read ADVANCING IN UNITY TOWARDS 2012, but everything about the tableau was artifice. (source)
- And as we pondered this evocative and poignant tableau, and the beauty and fragility of it all -- time simply disappeared. (source)
- But a political environment where artlessness is even more deadly than before can only produce the wrong kind of political tableau. (source)
- The most impressive tableau is the pop-up of a large Mos Eisley spaceport where our heroes Luke and Obi-Wan first met Han and Chewie. (source)
- The background music to the tableau was the whoosh of a several trillion dollars exiting the US financial system never to be seen again. (source)
- The tableau will be a representation of the classic masterpiece "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci, with actors re-creating the scene. (source)
- For a minute there was a kind of tableau, like them they have at church fairs -- all four of us, including the mare, keeping still, like we was frozen. (source)
- The next piece was a kind of tableau, called "Trial Scene," with animals for the jury, judge (an owl), prosecutor (a dog) interrogating a cat on the witness stand. (source)
- In accordance with long-established custom, they can either be found posing rock band-like with an attitude of studied cool, or embroiled in some kind of wacky tableau. (source)
- One very interesting tableau, which is yet happily in good preservation, represents a group of three large trees of this species, i.e., the Nehet Ana, or odoriferous sycamore. (source)
- It was, of course, a fine "tableau" when the curtain rose on the farce, disclosing in the place of the expected English rescuers a burgher officer with a broad smile on his face. (source)
- And if you have a decent, you know, stereo system and a nice-sized television, man, I tell you, you really vanish into that tableau, and it feels, like, really beautiful sometimes. (source)
- The next day, Musharraf had lunch with Sharif, at the Sharif's Raiwind estate, Musharraf recalls a tableau that had been repeated earlier with previous chiefs, including Asif Nawaz: (source)
- A kind of tableau piece, entitled "The Seasons," in which Mrs. Turnnage's three children and Katie Powers personated, respectively, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, was next in order. (source)
- "This is a comeback and a personal project, and from the very opening frame - a gorgeous opening-title tableau - I could see Coppola straining very hard to make it count," writes Glenn Kenny. (source)
- Of course, being New York, our Disneyland isn't just about the past; just look at our very own Williamsburg colonizers, who are creating a different kind of tableau vivant theme park in Brooklyn. (source)
- It is possible that "tableau" should be construed rather in the sense of a pictorial composition, which, like an epigrammatic sentence, may be very complete and effective, but not altogether true. (source)
- Later, recalling the tableau, which lasted but a moment, it occurred to Jane that two men, suddenly confronted by a bottomless pit, might have expressed their dumfounderment in exactly this fashion. (source)
- The speed at which AutoPlay pulls cards from the tableau is a bit too fast, however - if you blink after making a move you're liable to be left wondering what just happened to a quarter of your available cards. (source)
- Finally, what she was able to do tonight was at a moment of great peril to punch through a couple states that have kept her campaign not only viable, but have given them a kind of tableau that they like to run on. (source)
- There may be used instead or in addition to the act curtain, what is known as a tableau curtain, that works in a traveler above, which can be drawn straight off stage, both ways, parting in the middle, or be pulled to a drape at each side. (source)
- An hour after the conclusion of the performance David was on the road once more; not, as before, afoot and weary, but safely ensconced in one of the huge, lumbering "tableau" wagons used for the transportation of canvas and perishable properties. (source)
- The well arranged tent, the neatly-spread table, the beds forming a triangle around the walls, and the clean guns piled in a long row against the gun-rack, will often recall a tableau in after years, in countries far from this land of independence. (source)
- The tableau was a familiar one to those who knew them, and meant only that the child asked to be lifted up and swung to the man's shoulder; but following as it did on what had just passed, the gesture and the attitude carried with them the significance of an appeal. (source)
- Earlier in the evening, I'd watched the news coverage of the abortive car-bombing in Times Square, and my stomach tightened as I witnessed that all too familiar tableau: Bystanders rubbernecking, taxi drivers shaking their heads and beeping their horns, and policemen mounted on strong brown steeds slowly winding their way through the ever-thickening crowds. (source)
- Starting next year, visitors may quickly become aware that the tall building near the center of the tableau is the corporate headquarters of Russell Investments - a coup for the city's economic development team and a kick in the stomach to the legions of urban design aficionados who have long worked overtime to fashion Seattle as the gold standard for liberal urban cool. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 59.0, which suggests that "tableau" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 5 synonyms for tableau.
illustration, picture, representation, spectacle, view
We have 0 antonyms for tableau.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (tăbˈlōˌ, tă-blōˈ)
View up to 25 definitions of tableau from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A vivid or graphic description: The movie was a tableau of a soldier's life.
- (noun) A striking incidental scene, as of a picturesque group of people: "New public figures suddenly abound in the hitherto faceless totalitarian tableaux” ( John McLaughlin).
- (noun) An interlude during a scene when all the performers on stage freeze in position and then resume action as before.
- (noun) A tableau vivant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A striking and vivid representation; a picture.
- (noun) A vivid graphic scene of a group of people arranged as in a painting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A striking and vivid representation; a picture.
- (noun) A representation of some scene by means of persons grouped in the proper manner, placed in appropriate postures, and remaining silent and motionless.
- (noun) The arrangement, or layout, of cards.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A picture, or a picturesque presentation; specifically, in English use, a picturesque grouping of persons and objects, or of either alone; a living picture. See tableau vivant, below.
- (noun) In French law, a table or schedule; a showing; a list; a statement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) any dramatic scene
- (noun) a group of people attractively arranged (as if in a painting)