how to pronounce tableau


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the above transcription of tableau is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

tableau is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of tableau in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… the tableau campus a Bournemouth …”

meanings of tableau


  1. A table (two-dimensional presentation of data).
  2. A striking and vivid representation; a picture.
  3. A semantic tableau.
  4. A table that shows constraint violations of a list of candidates given an input and a constraint ranking.
  5. A vivid graphic scene of a group of people arranged as in a painting or bas relief sculpture.
  6. Hence, an arrangement of actors in static positions on stage, having the effect of pointing up a particular moment in the drama, conventionally revealed by opening tableau curtains (known as "tabs").
  7. Mostly in solitaire card games, but also in other card and board games, the main area, where random cards can be arranged.

tableau frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word tableau occurs in english on average 2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics tableau can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that tableau can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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