- The definition of a jalousie is a window or door covering with louvers or slats which can be arranged to allow in different amounts of light or air.
An example of a jalousie is a set of blinds.
Sunlight coming through jalousies.
a window, shade, or door formed of overlapping, horizontal slats, or louvers, of wood, metal, or glass, that can be adjusted to regulate the air or light coming between them
Origin of jalousieFrench ; from Italian gelosia, literally , jealousy: probably so named from permitting one to see without being seen
A blind or shutter having adjustable horizontal slats for regulating the passage of air and light.
Origin of jalousieFrench, from jalousie, jealousy, from Old French gelosie, from gelos, jealous; see jealous.
- (naval architecture) A component in a ventilation system.
- Upward sloping window slats which form a blind or shutter, allowing light and air in but excluding rain and direct sun.
- “A small lofty room, with its window wide open, and the wooden jalousie-blinds closed, so that the dark night only showed in slight horizontal lines of black, alternating with their broad lines of stone colour.” — Dickens, Tale of Two Cities