varnishing day



Origin of varnishing day

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of varnishing day

  • Will you take Annette and me to the varnishing-day reception?

    Strong as Death

    Guy de Maupassant

British Dictionary definitions for varnishing day

varnishing day


(at an exhibition of paintings) the day before the opening when artists may varnish or retouch their pictures after they have been hung
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