A jalousie window (UK: /ˈdʒælʊziː/, US: /ˈdʒæləsiː/ ) or louvre window (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, United Kingdom) is a window composed of parallel glass, acrylic, or wooden louvres set in a frame. The louvres are joined onto a track so that they may be tilted open and shut in unison to control airflow, usually by turning a crank.
Jalousie is a tango written by Danish composer Jacob Gade in 1925. Its full title is Jalousie 'Tango Tzigane' (Jealousy 'Gypsy Tango') and it soon became popular around the world and is today a classic in the modern songbook.
La Jalousie (Jealousy) is a 1957 novel by Alain Robbe-Grillet. The French title: "la jalousie" is a play on words that can be translated as "jealousy", but also as "the jalousie window ". The jealous husband in the novel spies on his wife through the Venetian blind -like slats of the jalousie windows of their home.