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tableau vivant

[ta-bloh vee-vahn] /ta bloʊ viˈvɑ̃/
noun, plural tableaux vivants
[ta-bloh vee-vahn] /ta bloʊ viˈvɑ̃/ (Show IPA).
tableau (def 3).
Origin of tableau vivant
literally, living picture Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for tableau-vivant

tableau vivant

/tablo vivɑ̃/
noun (pl) tableaux vivants (tablo vivɑ̃)
a representation of a scene, painting, sculpture, etc, by a person or group posed silent and motionless
Word Origin
C19: literally: living picture
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