[jal-uh-see or, esp. British, zhal-oo-zee] /ˈdʒæl əˌsi or, esp. British, ˈʒæl ʊˌzi/

a blind or shutter made with horizontal slats that can be adjusted to admit light and air but exclude rain and the rays of the sun.
a window made of glass slats or louvers of a similar nature.
a window blind or shutter constructed from angled slats of wood, plastic, etc
a window made of similarly angled slats of glass

1766, French, literally “jealousy” (see jealousy), from notion of looking through blinds without being seen.


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