Definition of venetian blind in English:

venetian blind

noun

  • A window blind consisting of horizontal slats which can be pivoted to control the amount of light that passes through it.

    • ‘Simply install a set of venetian blinds or other adjustable window covering over the skylight opening.’
    • ‘Designers can choose from four types of coverings: pleated shades, venetian blinds, LightBlock shades, and Heatblock awnings.’
    • ‘Beautifully painted red curtains bracket the venetian blinds; there is fruit on the windowsill and a blue-shaded lamp behind the chair.’
    • ‘The film is a pastiche of screwball and noir, full of fast talk, funny banter, and venetian blind shadows.’
    • ‘Morning light streamed through the venetian blinds of the vacuous police office.’
    • ‘The orange street light spills in through the venetian blinds in a very film-noir way.’
    • ‘Back then, he sold custom picture framing, table pads, venetian blinds, window shades and did glass installations.’
    • ‘In fact, instead of conventional wings, Smith went for 120 slats like a venetian blind.’
    • ‘Dimmed rooms were hidden behind venetian blinds and enclosed in darkness.’
    • ‘A rectangle of white clapboard siding, nearly 10 feet in length, is punctured on the left by a glass window outfitted with venetian blinds.’
    • ‘She laughs more, and snaps shut her venetian blinds.’
    • ‘It's early morning and my eyes feel like venetian blinds and I'm wondering if my ears aren't working too well either.’
    • ‘It is known, however, that wooden venetian blinds were in use in America by the 1760s, the fashion for them having traveled here from London.’
    • ‘I need those really cool thin wood venetian blinds to add the finishing touch to my kitchen so that I can start cooking in the nude again.’
    • ‘I can see his point; if the mayor had a euro for every venetian blind that has been sold he could afford to have the city drained.’
    • ‘Heavy, lined curtains or even just venetian blinds can help insulate windows while you're saving up for the double-pane models.’
    • ‘The Corsair softly chuckles by venetian blinds, sipping an Oregonian wine, a three quarter profile showing in silhouette.’
    • ‘Evans produced furniture and venetian blinds for the Philadelphia elite between 1774 and 1814.’
    • ‘To solve the problem, the designers later added venetian blinds.’
    • ‘He was relaxed in his comfortable chair, and now that Mr. Larsin had opened up the venetian blinds, sunlight streamed in and lit up the room.’
    screen, shade, louvre, awning, canopy, sunshade, curtain, shutter, cover, covering, protection
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Pronunciation

venetian blind

/vəˌniʃən ˈblaɪnd/