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.
- jal·ou·sied, adjective
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How to use jalousie in a sentence
The bough was stuck between two of the bars of the jalousie, and the girl withdrew to the end of the balcony.The Hour and the Man | Harriet Martineau
Euphrosyne cast a smile down to the nun, and placed herself against the jalousie, holding the branch upon her head.The Hour and the Man | Harriet Martineau
Then again fell silence, with once more the same result, that of a breaking jalousie at an upstairs window.The Golden Magnet | George Manville Fenn
Il pensait sans aucun sentiment de jalousie au bonheur de son grand ami.Histoires grises | E. Edouard Tavernier
Her fair face was once more hidden, behind the rude jalousie of the logs; but the smile remained.The Wild Huntress | Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for jalousie
a window blind or shutter constructed from angled slats of wood, plastic, etc
a window made of similarly angled slats of glass
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