tableau vivant

tableau vivant

[ta-bloh vee-vahn]
plural tableaux vivants [ta-bloh vee-vahn] . French.
tableau ( def 3 ).

Origin:
literally, living picture

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tableau vivant (tablo vivɑ̃)
 
n , pl tableaux vivants
a representation of a scene, painting, sculpture, etc, by a person or group posed silent and motionless
 
[C19: literally: living picture]

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