Now those are destroyed, too, and the animals are strewn about, bloating and stinking, as if in a tableau of “Guernica.”
A first-rank boulevardier in the 1960s tableau, his wives included one Rita Hayworth.
The tableau of five candidates on stage at first seemed more like a set of high school stereotypes than a political debate.
One by one the young models stepped from the tableau vivant to march down the stage and back up again.
It contributed to the tableau of grievances inherited by every refugee.
We all stood stock-still for a minute, like folks in a tableau.
Power behind the throne, what a tableau: Sumner and Lincoln!
All this was not so much like a succession of events as it was like a tableau.
Has existence only to unroll a tableau, every detail of which is graven on my heart?
I feel sure it would make a tableau at once impressive and—er—entertaining—in the best sense of the word.
1690s, "a picturesque or graphic description or picture," from French tableau "picture, painting," from Old French table "slab, writing tablet" (see table (n.)) + diminutive suffix -eau, from Latin -ellus. Hence tableau-vivant (1817) "person or persons silent and motionless, enacting a well-known scene, incident, painting, etc.," popular 19c. parlor game, literally "living picture."