venetian blind

noun

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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Recent Examples on the Web With sensual, melancholy works made from venetian blinds and other domestic objects, Yang has managed to escape the conspicuous identity politics that define much of the contemporary art world. Zoë Lescaze, New York Times, "An Artist Whose Muse Is Loneliness," 26 Feb. 2020 Aaron struck it with a homemade harpoon attached to a spool of venetian blind cord, but the crocodile dislodged the hook and disappeared underwater. Ngm Maps, National Geographic, "‘This photograph was the hardest I’ve ever had to make’," 1 Aug. 2019 Inside the Triennale di Milano now is a retrospective of the acclaimed Korean artist Haegue Yang anchored by Cittadella, or Citadel, an installation that invites visitors to step into an elaborate maze made up of 176 venetian blinds. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "Inside the Interactive Maze Gripping the Milan Art World," 27 Sep. 2018 One broadcast commentator even compared it to venetian blinds (yikes). Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "No One Noticed Sarah Ferguson's Touching Tribute to Beatrice and Eugenie at the Royal Wedding," 18 Oct. 2018 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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“Venetian blind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/venetian%20blind. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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venetian blind

noun

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

venetian blind

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ve·​ne·​tian blind | \ və-ˈnē-shən- How to pronounce venetian blind (audio) \

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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