Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of tableau.

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Examples

  • Each tableaux is revealed for many seconds while accompanied by live, if uninspired, orchestral accompaniment with copious amounts of banal narration in between.

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  • In the matter of morals I dare say you are right; – in tableaux before spectators it's not exactly so.

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  • His tableaux were his "children" and whenever he had to sell a painting out of financial necessity, he would often set about creating a replacement to keep him company.

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  • On the tableaux was the agenda of the day - yes, the military exhibit was on the agenda along with the times 10 am - 7 pm.

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  • The tableaux were the _finale_ of the season's gayety, -- of this particular little episode, at least, which grew out of the association together of these personages of our story.

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  • The night of the tableaux was the last one, when she had strolled down the moonlighted paths with him at The

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  • After many sacrifices the Mysteries proper were celebrated, including nearly always a mimetic dance, or "tableaux", showing heaven, hell, purgatory; the soul's destiny; the gods [so in the Isis mysteries.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • On a side note, the Olmec produced a variety of terrific art beyond the giant heads including awesome jaguar and human/jaguar mixes and cool miniature tableaux.

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  • Mingle them, make tableaux of them, put them on pedestals.

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  • Mr. Grooms deals mostly in humorous, illustrative vignettes and tableaux featuring clichés and types.

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