Definition of French window in US English:

French window

noun

usually French windows
  • Each of a pair of casement windows extending to the floor in an outside wall, serving as a window and door.

    ‘Julia walked out through the open French windows onto the terrace’
    • ‘Ground floor or garden apartments have French windows leading out to their own patio areas.’
    • ‘It also has French windows opening into the front garden and an ornate open fireplace.’
    • ‘The girl had run into a flat on Grosvenor Terrace, Clifton, York, through open French windows and grabbed the bag, then run out and thrown it to Lane.’
    • ‘The French windows swung open easily, gliding soundlessly on their hinges.’
    • ‘It was furnished thoughtfully in maple wood and muted indigo with a wide enamel mosaic depicting a shoal of shimmering fish, racing across from the French windows into the marble walls.’
    • ‘The flat has the original roof trusses exposed and large French windows opening onto a roof-top garden with a seated area.’
    • ‘As they neared the Beta Kappa building, she could hear loud music coming out from the entrance, and she could see dancing bodies from outside the large French windows.’
    • ‘The garden is reached through French windows leading from the book-stuffed library.’
    • ‘Patio doors and French windows should be fitted with a special lock at the top and bottom’
    • ‘Through the open French windows is a dream beach: a perfect crescent of pristine sand lapped by clear blue water and shaded by tall palm trees.’
    • ‘She decided she needed a breath of fresh air and so she opened her large French windows and climbed out onto the balcony breathing in the cool crisp fresh air.’
    • ‘Stella's sister was an altogether more assertive type and looking through the French windows into the garden, she complained about the unlaid table.’
    • ‘After ordering our drinks from the friendly bar staff, were we shown to our table in the light and airy dining room in front of the French windows which overlooked the gardens.’
    • ‘The gentle spring breeze billowed out the curtains of the balcony's French windows.’
    • ‘With huge halls, warm couches and a fire-place, with the French windows overlooking the valley, it was one of the most beautiful sights.’
    • ‘The drapes that'd covered the western wall were spread, the ceiling-high French windows behind them open to the world beyond.’
    • ‘She could imagine her mother leaning out of the French windows, searching the garden for her wayward daughter.’
    • ‘It had light green walls, and French windows that were tinted with the same color.’
    • ‘Though I had expected the school to be a pretty, red brick building with French windows and flower pots hanging from the balconies, I found myself in a plain modern one instead.’
    • ‘Architects have come up with ideas for an urban square surrounded by new housing, creating back gardens and putting French windows into existing terraced homes, and giving some homes in New Market Street front gardens.’

Pronunciation

French window

/ˈˌfrɛntʃ ˈwɪndoʊ//ˈˌfrenCH ˈwindō/