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vernissage

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noun ver·nis·sage \ˌver-ni-ˈsäzh\

Definition of vernissage

  1. :  a private showing or preview of an art exhibition



Origin of vernissage

French, day before an exhibition opens reserved for artists to varnish and put finishing touches to their paintings, literally, varnishing, from vernis varnish — more at varnish


First Known Use: 1912


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