Venetian


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Ve·ne·tian

 (və-nē′shən)
adj.
Of or relating to Venice, Italy, or its people, language, or culture.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Venice, Italy.
2. The variety of Italian spoken in Venice.

[Medieval Latin Venetiānus, from Venetia, Venice.]

Venetian

(vɪˈniːʃən)
adj
1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Venice or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Venice or its inhabitants
n
3. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Venice
4. (Furniture) See Venetian blind
5. (Furniture) (sometimes not capital) one of the tapes that join the slats of a Venetian blind
6. (Textiles) a cotton or woollen cloth used for linings

Ve•ne•tian

(vəˈni ʃən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Venice, its residents, or their speech.
n.
2. a native or resident of Venice.
3. the form of Upper Italian spoken in Venice and its environs.
4. (l.c.) venetian blind.
5. Also called Vene′tian cloth′.
a. a wool or worsted fabric made in satin or twill weave and sometimes napped, used in the manufacture of coats, suits, skirts, and dresses.
b. a cotton fabric constructed in satin or twill weave, used chiefly for linings.
[1400–50;< Middle French < Medieval Latin Venetiānus=Veneti(a) Venice + Latin -ānus -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Venetian - a resident of VeniceVenetian - a resident of Venice      
Venezia, Venice - the provincial capital of Veneto; built on 118 islands within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice; has canals instead of streets; one of Italy's major ports and a famous tourist attraction
Italian - a native or inhabitant of Italy
Adj.1.Venetian - of or relating to or characteristic of Venice or its peopleVenetian - of or relating to or characteristic of Venice or its people; "Venetian glass"; "Venetian canals"
Translations
بُنْدُقِي، نِسْبَة إلى فينيسيا
žaluzie
persienne
venetsialainen
vénitienvénitienne
rimlagluggatjald
venezianaveneziano
žalūzijas
VenetiaanVenetiaansVenetiaanse

Venetian

[vɪˈniːʃən]
A. ADJveneciano
B. Nveneciano/a m/f
C. CPD Venetian blind Npersiana f

Venetian

[vɪˈniːʃən] adj [gondola, gondolier, port, society] → vénitien(ne)Venetian blind nstore m vénitien

Venetian

adjvenezianisch
nVenezianer(in) m(f)

Venetian

:
Venetian blind
nJalousie f
Venetian glass

Venetian

[vɪˈniːʃn] adj & nveneziano/a

Venetian

(vəˈniːʃən) : Venetian blind
a window blind made of thin, movable, horizontal strips of wood, metal or plastic. We have put up Venetian blinds to stop our neighbours looking in our front windows.
References in classic literature ?
A portrait of this young lady, painted by a Venetian artist, and left by her father in England, is said to have fallen into the hands of the present Duke of Devonshire, and to be now preserved at Chatsworth; not on account of any associations with the original, but for its value as a picture, and the high character of beauty in the countenance.
On the second day, numbers of Right Whales were seen, who, secure from the attack of a Sperm Whaler like the Pequod, with open jaws sluggishly swam through the brit, which, adhering to the fringing fibres of that wondrous Venetian blind in their mouths, was in that manner separated from the water that escaped at the lip.
The roof is about twelve feet high, and runs to a pretty sharp angle, as if there were a regular ridge-pole there; while these ribbed, arched, hairy sides, present us with those wondrous, half vertical, scimetar-shaped slats of whale-bone, say three hundred on a side, which depending from the upper part of the head or crown bone, form those Venetian blinds which have elsewhere been cursorily mentioned.
Stammato was arrested, tried, and condemned, with the old-time Venetian promptness.
She was sweet to me as the bunch of white flowers that, in their frail Venetian vase, stand so daintily on my old bureau as I write, doing their best to sweeten my thoughts.
In the huge gilt Venetian lantern, spoil of some Doge's barge, that hung from the ceiling of the great, oak-panelled hall of entrance, lights were still burning from three flickering jets: thin blue petals of flame they seemed, rimmed with white fire.
It was known as a fact that the Most Serene Don John of Austria, natural brother of our good king Don Philip, was coming as commander-in-chief of the allied forces, and rumours were abroad of the vast warlike preparations which were being made, all which stirred my heart and filled me with a longing to take part in the campaign which was expected; and though I had reason to believe, and almost certain promises, that on the first opportunity that presented itself I should be promoted to be captain, I preferred to leave all and betake myself, as I did, to Italy; and it was my good fortune that Don John had just arrived at Genoa, and was going on to Naples to join the Venetian fleet, as he afterwards did at Messina.
In a recess was a kind of divan, surmounted with a stand of Arabian swords in silver scabbards, and the handles resplendent with gems; from the ceiling hung a lamp of Venetian glass, of beautiful shape and color, while the feet rested on a Turkey carpet, in which they sunk to the instep; tapestry hung before the door by which Franz had entered, and also in front of another door, leading into a second apartment which seemed to be brilliantly illuminated.
Oh, my lord," said D'Artagnan, quietly shutting the window, "it is not worth while weeping yet, for probably an hour hence there will not be one of your mirrors remaining in the Palais Royal, whether they be Venetian or Parisian.
He said he was of the Venetian school, doubtless from his fondness for color.
Mademoiselle Noemie glanced at the glowing splendor of the Venetian masterpiece and gave a little toss of her head.
There were also a few bottles of some white wine, quite possible, which we could drink out of Venetian cut-glass goblets.