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paravent

[ par-uh-vent ]
/ ˈpær əˌvɛnt /
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noun
a screen against a draft or the wind.
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Origin of paravent

<French: literally, against wind, equivalent to para-para-2 + ventwind1
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How to use paravent in a sentence

  • There was a bed in one corner, with a large screen, or paravent, half drawn before it.

    Richelieu, v. 3/3|G. P. R. James
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