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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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The white wooden houses (so white that it makes one wink to look at them), with their green jalousie blinds, are so sprinkled and dropped about in all directions, without seeming to have any root at all in the ground; and the small churches and chapels are so prim, and bright, and highly varnished; that I almost believed the whole affair could be taken up piecemeal like a child's toy, and crammed into a little box.
The house was painted a dazzling white; the outside shutters, or jalousies, were green.
The glow of a sunshiny day was toned down by closed jalousies to a mere transparency of darkness.
The half-closed jalousies darkened the room pervaded by the smell of fresh whitewash: a swarm of flies buzzed and settled in turns, and poor Mrs.
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Le Bureau politique exprime, au nom de l'ensemble des militantes et militants, sa condamnation et sa desapprobation de ces declarations qui illustrent la profonde jalousie du regime algerien a l'egard des acquis que notre pays a realises et qu'il realise sur tous les plans, en particulier, ce qui a trait a ses efforts pour la consolidation des relations de cooperation fructueuse avec l'ensemble des pays de notre continent africain fondees sur des bases solides et un partenariat veritable.
That included keeping the jalousie windows in the great room and the ventilation-optimizing louvered wall dividers in the hallway and on the bedroom closet doors.
The elder Mahvi is credited with developing the Jalousie Plantation Resort and The Jalousie Enclave on St.
Souvent, ce sont des histoires d'argent, d'heritage, ou simplement de jalousie.
Baharat's desserts are always a treat and the Aysh el Sarayh was proving popular and also on display were Mangio Short Cake, Cherry Jalousie and a handsome Hazelnut Bare.
Liz Bartlett, one of the country's leading Regency experts from Jane Austen Dancers of Bath, will be instructing popular dances of the day including the Jalousie, My Lord Byron's Maggot, The New Rigged Ship, Tythe Pig and Black Bess.
Some of the less recognisable window styles are awning, hopper, tilt transom, jalousie, clerestory, oriel, thermal and multi-lit.