entablature

[ en-tab-luh-cher, -choo r ]
/ ɛnˈtæb lə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər /
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noun Architecture.

the entire construction of a classical temple or the like between the columns and the eaves, usually composed of an architrave, a frieze, and a cornice.

Origin of entablature

1605–15; < Middle French < Italian intavolatura; see in-2, table, -ate1, -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for entablature

entablature

/ (ɛnˈtæblətʃə) /

noun architect

the part of a classical temple above the columns, having an architrave, a frieze, and a cornice
any construction of similar form

Word Origin for entablature

C17: from French, from Italian intavolatura something put on a table, hence, something laid flat, from tavola table, from Latin tabula table
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Word Origin and History for entablature

entablature


n.

1610s, nativization of Italian intavolatura; see en- (1) + tablature.

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