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persiennes

[ pur-zee-enz; French per-syen ]

noun

  1. (used with a plural verb) Persian blinds.
  2. (used with a singular verb) a printed or painted fabric of cotton or silk.


persiennes

/ ˌpɜːsɪˈɛnz /

plural noun

  1. outside window shutters having louvres to keep out the sun while maintaining ventilation Also calledPersian blinds


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Word History and Origins

Origin of persiennes1

1835–45; < French, noun use of plural of persienne, feminine of persien, obsolete variant of persan Persian

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Word History and Origins

Origin of persiennes1

C19: from French, from persien Persian

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Example Sentences

Very different to the lazy drawing up of a roller-blind in England is the swinging open of a pair of French persiennes.

She watched the sunshine coming in bars through the persiennes, and her immediate surroundings again melted away.

He looked at the windows; those on the ground floor were provided with wooden shutters, those on the first floor with persiennes.

A small, miserable-looking house stood in it, shut up, with broken persiennes covering the windows.

She got up, walked across the floor to the open window and unfastened the persiennes.

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