entablature

noun en·tab·la·ture \ in-ˈta-blə-ˌchu̇r , -chər , -ˌt(y)u̇r \
|Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of entablature

: a horizontal part in classical architecture that rests on the columns and consists of architrave, frieze, and cornice

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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


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