Tableau-vivant definition

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A scene presented on stage by actors who remain silent and motionless as if in a picture.
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A representation of a scene, picture, etc. by a person or group in costume, posing silently without moving.
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(art) A tableau (group scene resembling a painting).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tableau-vivant
Plural:
tableaux-vivants

Origin of tableau-vivant

  • French tableau picture vivant living

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French, "living picture".

    From Wiktionary