varnishing day


Definition of varnishing day

1 : a day before the opening of an exhibition of paintings reserved for the painters to varnish or put on finishing touches
2 : the opening day of an art exhibition

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varnishing (gerund of varnish entry 2) + day

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“Varnishing day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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