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entablature

noun en·tab·la·ture \in-ˈta-blə-ˌchr, -chər, -ˌt(y)r\

Definition of ENTABLATURE

:  a horizontal part in classical architecture that rests on the columns and consists of architrave, frieze, and cornice — see column illustration
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Origin of ENTABLATURE

obsolete French, modification of Italian intavolatura, from intavolare to put on a board or table, from in- (from Latin) + tavola board, table, from Latin tabula
First Known Use: 1611

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