venetian blind

ve·​ne·​tian blind | \və-ˈnē-shən- \

Definition of venetian blind 

: a blind (as for a window) having numerous horizontal slats that may be set simultaneously at any of several angles so as to vary the amount of light admitted

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There is also an accompanying collection of over 1,500 sound effects ranging from venetian blinds opening to dental suction tool. Colin Stutz, Billboard, "Facebook Adds Collection of 1,000 Free Songs to Use in Videos," 9 Dec. 2017 Hundreds of these flexible plates, made of the structural protein keratin, grow downward from a whale’s upper jaw, lined up like the slats of venetian blinds. Jennifer S. Holland, Smithsonian, "A Whale’s Baleen Bristles Reveal the Story of Its Life," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of venetian blind

1770, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of venetian blind

: a covering for a window made of strips of wood, plastic, or metal that can be turned to block out or let in light

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ve·​ne·​tian blind | \və-ˈnē-shən- \

Kids Definition of venetian blind

: a blind having thin horizontal slats that can be adjusted to keep out light or to let light come in between them

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