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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 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.
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.
Rappel des lments conservs: Le ventilateur, l~intgralit de la tuyauterie, la boite expressive, ses jalousies et son mouvement mcanique, les claviers, le pdalier et le meuble de console.
Les telespectateurs decouvriront a travers ces episodes une histoire faite de miseres, de jalousies, de drames, mais aussi d'amour et d'espoir.
J'ai parfois l'impression que nous n'apprenons jamais rien (de nos erreurs passees)", ajoute ce candidat de 47 ans qui tente de se demarquer d'une classe politique largement accusee d'attiser les jalousies entre communautes a des fins electorales.
Only an expert of exquisite taste and vast experience can undertake the intricate wood-woks, skylights and jalousies of the old style.
Betteou la personnification de la jalousie (1) Des jalousies variees
Regi par le jeu de fermeture et d'ouverture des jalousies, le roman de Robbe-Grillet manifeste une structure a pieces manquantes, depossedee de ses "articulations".
New kitchen cabinets, brass faucets for bathroom sinks, wood floors in the den, carpeting in the living room, tile in the foyer, wallpaper in bedrooms, casement windows to replace your jalousies and French doors to the patio.