Definition of coffee-table book in English:

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coffee-table book



A large, expensive, lavishly illustrated book, especially one intended only for casual reading.
Example sentences
  • Whether this text is considered an art book or a coffee-table book, people can generate discussions by looking at these pictures.
  • The book itself is very pretty and would make a lovely coffee-table book - if you're not hung up with silly things like dignity or self-respect that is.
  • This is not quite a coffee-table book, and not quite a read-through book.

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Syllabification: cof·fee-ta·ble book

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