[en-tab-luh-cher, -choo r] /ɛnˈtæb lə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər/
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
Example Sentences for entablature
Copyright is the caryatid that supports the great entablature of his fortune.
The main architectural types based on the style of capital, column, and entablature.
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.
The pilasters are connected by a molded entablature.
The original idea for the memorial included a large inscription or entablature to be carved alongside the figures.
The main façade of the building exhibits a metal entablature at the second story ceiling level.
Across the top spans an entablature excluding frieze relief, and a second cornice directly above the-entablature.
Above the arcade is a bronze entablature which spans the breadth of the building and unifies the façade.
The entablature runs around the four sides of the building.
British Dictionary definitions for entablature
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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Word Origin and History for entablature
1610s, nativization of It. intavolatura; see en- + tablature.
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