A large, expensive, lavishly illustrated book, especially one intended only for casual reading.
- 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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