There are 2 definitions of louvre in English:

louvre1

Line breaks: lou¦vre
Pronunciation: /ˈluːvə
 
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(US also louver)

noun

1Each of a set of angled slats fixed or hung at regular intervals in a door, shutter, or screen to allow air or light to pass through: murky light filters through the vertical louvres of the window blinds [as modifier]: louvre doors
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  • Externally, the building's horizontality is emphasized and given texture by a covering of narrow larch slats and by louvres over glass doors on the west.
  • These are high ceilings, big windows and doors, with louvres, mosquito netting on four-poster beds.
  • These days the computer room is ventilated by fan and also has louvres in the door.
2(In a medieval house) a structure in a roof incorporating openings for the passage of smoke.
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  • It has a steeply pitched octagonal roof, drawing smoke and steam upwards from the great corner fireplaces to an elaborate central louvre.
  • In appearance, they are like medieval louvres and were designed to trap the wind from any direction then funnel it through a hollow shaft to the rooms below.

Origin

Middle English (in sense 2): from Old French lover, lovier 'skylight', probably of Germanic origin and related to lodge.

Derivatives

louvred

adjective
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  • She tried to achieve a similar transitional effect using structural elements only, with slatted awnings and louvred screens at different angles, allowing a constantly shifting, complicated play of light and shadow.
  • The bathrooms in each of these cottages is very different, actually rather daring in many - open to the sky behind high walls, completely louvred and shuttered, or as a separate shack, adjoining the cottage.
  • Most are louvred with slates to deflect the rain.

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There are 2 definitions of louvre in English:

Louvre2

Line breaks: Lou¦vre
Pronunciation: /ˈluːvr(ə)
 
, luvʀ/
The principal museum and art gallery of France, in Paris, housed in the former royal palace built by Francis I. The Louvre holds the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

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