vernissage

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English[edit]

Vernissage, Salon (Paris), 1866.
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From French vernissage, derived from the earlier habit of the artists to varnish their paintings the day before the opening of an exhibition.

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  • IPA(key): /vɛːnɪˈsɑːʒ/

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vernissage (plural vernissages)

  1. A private viewing of an art exhibition before it opens to the public.
    • 1893: the artists' association will be forced to advance or delay its vernissage and opening day. — The Times, 2 May 1893, p.5 col. C

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vernir +‎ -age

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vernissage m (plural vernissages)

  1. varnishing, glazing
  2. a private viewing at a gallery

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vernissage m (invariable)

  1. preview (private viewing)