Sunlight coming through jalousies.
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.
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.