window shade


: a shade or curtain for a window

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The newly rehabbed condo has wide-plank, 7-inch European white oak floors, concealed window shade pockets and solid-core doors with modern door casings and polished nickel hardware. Bob Goldsborough,, 5 Mar. 2021 The film has a fun mix of humor and menace, as Durbin doesn’t know who committed the murder (the identity of the killer was hidden by a window shade). Bob Sassone, Vulture, 29 Nov. 2022 My seat—3L—also had a view of the window, which was equipped with the Dreamliner’s automatic tinting function instead of a manual window shade. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 May 2022 Last summer, the district used money from its maintenance budget to begin floor and window shade replacement, as well as paint, while reconfiguring the library so the makerspace could be built, the release said. Alec Johnson, Journal Sentinel, 21 Nov. 2022 Gross splurged on a Madeline Weinrib flat weave rug and a custom Roman window shade in a colorful but gender-neutral Lulu DK fabric. Allison Duncan, House Beautiful, 28 Sep. 2022 An off-white linen window shade and wood-like porcelain floor provide an extra layer of rustic warmth. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Aug. 2022 The wallpaper features a bold turquoise color that repeats in the trim on the bamboo window shade. Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2022 Bubble-gum pink vases dominate the paper pattern; the cabinet’s rosy lilac is clouded with gray; the stripes of the window shade and circles on the tray contribute a deep raspberry and the flower vessel adds a peachy shade. Elizabeth Quinn Brown, WSJ, 15 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of window shade was in 1789

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Cite this Entry

“Window shade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

window shade

: a shade or curtain for a window

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