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[loo-ver] /ˈlu vər/
noun, verb (used with object), louvred, louvring. Chiefly British


[loo-vruh] /ˈlu vrə/
a national museum in Paris, France, since 1793: formerly a royal palace.
Can be confused
louver, Louvre, lover.
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Examples for louvre
  • He depicted her in a series of etchings recording their trips to the louvre.
British Dictionary definitions for louvre


  1. any of a set of horizontal parallel slats in a door or window, sloping outwards to throw off rain and admit air
  2. Also called louvre boards. the slats together with the frame supporting them
(architect) a lantern or turret that allows smoke to escape
Word Origin
C14: from Old French lovier, of obscure origin


/French luvrə/
the national museum and art gallery of France, in Paris: formerly a royal palace, begun in 1546; used for its present purpose since 1793
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louvre in Culture
Louvre [(loohv, loohv-ruh)]

An art museum in Paris, formerly a royal palace. The Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Whistler's Mother, and thousands of other works of art are exhibited there.

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