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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: table

tableau

noun
     
tab‧leau plural tableaux [countable]
1 a group of people shown in a work of art
2 a group of people arranged on stage like a picture
3 something you see that looks like a picture, especially a group of people who are not moving or speaking

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