- a blind or shutter made with horizontal slats that can be adjusted to admit light and air but exclude rain and the rays of the sun.
- a window made of glass slats or louvers of a similar nature.
Origin of jalousie
Related Words for jalousiedecoration, drape, screen, shutter, shroud, shade, veil, drapery, bay, aperture, bow, fenestella, oriel, jalousie, dormer, casement, fenestration, fanlight, fenestra, lunette
Examples from the Web for jalousie
Historical Examples of jalousie
Is our heroine a captive behind a Spanish jalousie, or in an Italian convent?'Sketches
She obeyed him, setting the window and the jalousie ajar after her as she had found them.The Velvet Glove
Henry Seton Merriman
At all other windows we had only jalousie blinds, with heavy wooden shutters outside to be closed when a hurricane was feared.
Not even your slippers, to protect you from the scorpions and centipedes,” replied the lady, shutting the “jalousie.Olla Podrida
Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Hearing the noise, the fellow opened the jalousie, and came out into the verandah above.The Pacha of Many Tales
- a window blind or shutter constructed from angled slats of wood, plastic, etc
- a window made of similarly angled slats of glass
Word Origin for jalousie
1766, French, literally "jealousy" (see jealousy), from notion of looking through blinds without being seen.