entablature

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

Definition of entablature

  1. :  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 and Etymology 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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