[en-tab-luh-cher, -choor]
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.

1605–15; < Middle French < Italian intavolatura; see in-2, table, -ate1, -ure

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entablature (ɛnˈtæblətʃə)
1.  the part of a classical temple above the columns, having an architrave, a frieze, and a cornice
2.  any construction of similar form
[C17: from French, from Italian intavolatura something put on a table, hence, something laid flat, from tavola table, from Latin tabulatable]

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1610s, nativization of It. intavolatura; see en- + tablature.
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Example sentences
Copyright is the caryatid that supports the great entablature of his fortune.
The main architectural types based on the style of capital, column, and
The portico entablature is carried around the building, in simplified form.
Prominent dormer windows, a wide entablature with brackets and various
  elaborate window treatments were typical of this mode.
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