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jal·ou·sie

 (jăl′ə-sē)
n.
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.]
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jalousie

(ˈʒælʊˌziː)
n
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]
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jal•ou•sie

(ˈdʒæl əˌsi)

n.
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.
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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
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Translations

jalousie

[ˈʒælʊ(ː)ziː] Ncelosía f
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jalousie

nJalousie f
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Tim Ross stayed at the Jalousie Hilton Resort & Spa, where seven nights in a villa with a private plunge pool for two people during July and August costs pounds 110 plus tax per room per night,including breakfast.
The Hemisphere Group has also been the advisor and agent in the sale of other Caribbean luxury properties including Jumby Bay Resort, Antigua; The British Colonial, Nassau, Bahamas; Jalousie Plantation Resort & Spa, St.
Jalousie put up a very game effort to take second place behind Maid Of Dawkins in the Listed Prix d'Automne.
Newmarket trainer Sean Woods reckons he has one of the best crops of juveniles in several years with a licence, and 1'm told that JALOUSIE is one to note.
The anonymous La Jalousie du Barbouille brought to light in the eighteenth century is now commonly accepted as an early farce by Moliere and printed with his works.
'Look at this place,' he says, 'jalousie windows,' pointing out that it's so ordinary like a plain living room of an old house, and with people you can't lump into a single type.
Elles trahissent un courage et une abnegation a faire palir de jalousie un etudiant de l'ecole des beaux arts.