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A blind or shutter having adjustable horizontal slats for regulating the passage of air and light.

[French, from jalousie, jealousy, from Old French gelosie, from gelos, jealous; see jealous.]


1. (Furniture) a window blind or shutter constructed from angled slats of wood, plastic, etc
2. (Furniture) a window made of similarly angled slats of glass
[C19: from Old French gelosie latticework screen, literally: jealousy, perhaps because one can look through the screen without being seen]


(ˈdʒæl əˌsi)

1. a blind or shutter made with horizontal slats that can be adjusted to admit light and air but exclude rain and sun.
2. a window made of glass slats or louvers of a similar nature.
[1585–95; < French < Italian gelosia jealousy]
jal′ou•sied`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jalousie - a window with glass louversjalousie - a window with glass louvers    
window - a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
2.jalousie - a shutter made of angled slats
louver, louvre, fin - one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain
shutter - a hinged blind for a window


[ˈʒælʊ(ː)ziː] Ncelosía f


nJalousie f
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