cof|fee-ta|ble book

cof|fee-ta|ble book
cof|fee-ta|ble book «KF ee TAY buhl, KOF-»,
a large, impressive-looking book, richly illustrated but without much substantive text: »

Coffee-table books—glossy expensive objects…often more notable for pictorial than for scholastic value (London Times).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • coffee-table book — cof′fee ta ble book n. pri lit. an oversize, expensive, and usu. illustrated book suitable for displaying, as on a coffee table • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • coffee-tablebook — cof·fee ta·ble book (kôʹfē tā bəl, kŏfʹemacron; ) n. An oversize book of elaborate design that may be used for display, as on a coffee table. * * * …   Universalium

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