coffee-table book

noun

: a large expensive book with many pictures that is typically placed on a table for people to look at in a casual way

Examples of coffee-table book in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inspired to write a piece about the game, Roger takes his passion a step further and sells a proposal for a coffee-table book about pinball. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 16 Mar. 2023 One of his few literary-political compositions from the period is an introduction to a coffee-table book of car crashes and other technological failures: welcome intrusions of fate in the heart of the liberal metropolis. Thomas Meaney, Harper’s Magazine , 16 Feb. 2023

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“Coffee-table book.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coffee-table%20book. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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