varnishing day

noun

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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History and Etymology for varnishing day

varnishing (gerund of varnish entry 2) + day

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“Varnishing day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/varnishing%20day. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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