Meaning of tableau

tab•leau

Pronunciation: (ta-blō', tab'lō), [key]
— pl. tab•leaux tab•leaus.
  1. a picture, as of a scene.
  2. a picturesque grouping of persons or objects; a striking scene.
  3. a representation of a picture, statue, scene, etc., by one or more persons suitably costumed and posed.
  4. the portion of a layout to which one may add cards according to suit or denomination.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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