coffee-table book


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cof·fee-ta·ble book

(kô′fē-tā′bəl, kŏf′ē-)
n.
An oversize book of elaborate design that may be used for display, as on a coffee table.
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coffee-table book

n
(Journalism & Publishing) a book designed to be looked at rather than read
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cof′fee-ta`ble book`


n.
an oversize, expensive, and usu. illustrated book suitable for displaying, as on a coffee table.
[1960–65]
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Noun1.coffee-table book - an elaborate oversize book suitable for displaying on a coffee table
book, volume - physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"
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Translations

coffee-table book

[ˈkɒfɪteɪblˌbʊk] Nlibro m de gran formato (bello e impresionante)
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