Jalousie definition

jălə-sē
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.

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A blind or shutter having adjustable horizontal slats for regulating the passage of air and light.
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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.
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(naval architecture) A component in a ventilation system.
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Upward sloping window slats which form a blind or shutter, allowing light and air in but excluding rain and direct sun.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jalousie
Plural:
jalousies

Origin of jalousie

  • French from jalousie jealousy from Old French gelosie from gelos jealous jealous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary