noun, verb (used with object), louvred, louvring. Chiefly British.
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a national museum in Paris, France, since 1793: formerly a royal palace.
louver, Louvre, lover.
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louvre or (US) louver (ˈluːvə)
1.  a.  any of a set of horizontal parallel slats in a door or window, sloping outwards to throw off rain and admit air
 b.  Also called: louvre boards the slats together with the frame supporting them
2.  architect a lantern or turret that allows smoke to escape
[C14: from Old French lovier, of obscure origin]
louver or (US) louver
[C14: from Old French lovier, of obscure origin]

Louvre (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 [(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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Example sentences for louvre
He depicted her in a series of etchings recording their trips to the louvre.
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