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coffee table

n.
A long low table, often placed before a sofa.

coffee table

n
1. (Furniture) a low table, on which newspapers, etc, may be placed and coffee served
2. (modifier) implying an emphasis on appearance and style over substance: coffee-table music.

cof′fee ta`ble


n.
a low table, usu. placed in front of a sofa, for holding ashtrays, snack bowls, glasses, magazines, etc.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coffee table - low table where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails are servedcoffee table - low table where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails are served
table - a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
Translations
konferenční stolek
kaffebord
sohvapöytä
stolić za kavu
コーヒーテーブル
커피 테이블
soffbord
โต๊ะกาแฟ
bàn uống cà phê

coffee table

ntavolino

coffee table

طَاوِلَةٌ قَهْوَة konferenční stolek kaffebord Couchtisch χαμηλό τραπεζάκι mesa de café, mesa de centro sohvapöytä table basse stolić za kavu tavolino da caffè コーヒーテーブル 커피 테이블 koffietafel salongbord niski stolik mesa do café, mesinha de centro кофейный столик soffbord โต๊ะกาแฟ sehpa bàn uống cà phê 矮茶几
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