coffee-table

adjective cof·fee-ta·ble \ ˈkȯ-fē-ˌtā-bəl , ˈkä- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of coffee-table

: of, relating to, or being an article (such as a book or magazine) intended for display (as on a coffee table)

First Known Use of coffee-table

1962


coffee table

noun

Definition of coffee table

: a low table customarily placed in front of a sofa called also cocktail table

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First Known Use of coffee table

1877



COFFEE-TABLE Defined for English Language Learners

coffee table

noun

Definition of coffee table for English Language Learners

  • : a long, low table that is usually placed in front of a sofa in someone's home


COFFEE-TABLE Defined for Kids

coffee table

noun

Definition of coffee table for Students

: a low table usually placed in front of a sofa

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