(n.) = roller blind ; blind ; shutter ; louvre [louver, -USA] ; shades. Ex: Particular problems with reflections in VDU screens may need special diffused lighting or roller blinds, for example. Ex: It is the order of words that helps us to distinguish between 'office post' and 'post office' or, to quote the hackneyed example, 'blind Venetian' and 'Venetian blind'. Ex: Sometimes of an evening, after my miserable journeyings through the day, I would stand for hours in the Strand, leaning against the shutters of a closed shop, and watching the compositors at work by gaslight on the opposite side of the way, upon a morning paper. Ex: The traditional concept of louvers for solar protection has recently been combined with many fresh ideas. Ex: In the summer, shades keep out heat, but also light. ---- * enrollarse como una persiana = go on and on (and on (forever)). * persiana de lamas = Venetian blind. * persiana de láminas = louvre [louver, -USA]. * persiana de metal = security shutter. * persiana de tabillas = louvre [louver, -USA]. * persiana veneciana = Venetian blind.