Definition of venetian blind in English:

venetian blind


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

    • ‘The orange street light spills in through the venetian blinds in a very film-noir way.’
    • ‘It's early morning and my eyes feel like venetian blinds and I'm wondering if my ears aren't working too well either.’
    • ‘Evans produced furniture and venetian blinds for the Philadelphia elite between 1774 and 1814.’
    • ‘To solve the problem, the designers later added venetian blinds.’
    • ‘Back then, he sold custom picture framing, table pads, venetian blinds, window shades and did glass installations.’
    • ‘Simply install a set of venetian blinds or other adjustable window covering over the skylight opening.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She laughs more, and snaps shut her venetian blinds.’
    • ‘A rectangle of white clapboard siding, nearly 10 feet in length, is punctured on the left by a glass window outfitted with venetian blinds.’
    • ‘The film is a pastiche of screwball and noir, full of fast talk, funny banter, and venetian blind shadows.’
    • ‘Heavy, lined curtains or even just venetian blinds can help insulate windows while you're saving up for the double-pane models.’
    • ‘In fact, instead of conventional wings, Smith went for 120 slats like a venetian blind.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Corsair softly chuckles by venetian blinds, sipping an Oregonian wine, a three quarter profile showing in silhouette.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Dimmed rooms were hidden behind venetian blinds and enclosed in darkness.’
    • ‘Morning light streamed through the venetian blinds of the vacuous police office.’
    screen, shade, louvre, awning, canopy, sunshade, curtain, shutter, cover, covering, protection
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venetian blind