varnishing day


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

Word History


varnishing (gerund of varnish entry 2) + day

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“Varnishing day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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