Definition of entablature in English:
- Each column supported an appropriate entablature, on the frieze of which was inscribed Pro Patria, ‘reminding the legislator of the end and object of his delegation.’
- I've never seen so many colonnades, entablatures, pediments, porticos, coffered ceilings and statues adorning so many structures.
- You find the abacus between the triglyphs in the frieze section of the entablature of classical Greek Doric temples.
Early 17th century (formerly also as intablature): from Italian intavolatura 'boarding' (partly via French entablement 'entablement'), from intavolare 'board up' (based on tavola 'table').
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Definition of entablature in:
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