(US also louver)
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
More example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- 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.
Words that rhyme with LouvreZarathustra • fulcra
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