Definition of occasional table in English:

occasional table

Pronunciation /əˈkeɪʒənl/


  • A small table for infrequent and varied use.

    ‘The first floor drawing room contains a comfortable grouping of sofas, occasional tables, frequent tables and sporadic tables.’
    • ‘Prices range from £690 for an occasional table to £2,735 for an outdoor dining table.’
    • ‘In the back parlor there are just one small sofa, two chairs, a scattering of occasional tables and an old Chickering concert grand.’
    • ‘Now Pogey shoved his plate onto the occasional table at his end of the sofa.’
    • ‘In October 1999 Connolly and Stevens launched their first range of contemporary furniture, a collection of occasional tables entitled Aoni.’
    • ‘Similarly, remove any extraneous items of furniture that are cluttering up your rooms such as occasional tables, CD storage racks and beanbags.’
    • ‘Intricate mosaic mirrors and occasional tables are very popular.’
    • ‘A weathered tree stump serves as an occasional table, river rocks adorn tabletops, and branches are used as sculpture.’
    • ‘The Cottier occasional table, for example, has squatter proportions than Godwin's and appears to have a glass top.’
    • ‘The occasional table is made from glass and matt nickel-effect tubing and measures 60 by 50 centimetres.’
    • ‘She turned away slightly, setting the plate of cake crumbs on the occasional table.’
    • ‘They can double as a seat and an occasional table by placing trays on top.’
    • ‘The old one was a pretty, well-made thing that had the sporting credentials of a small occasional table.’
    • ‘His carved maple and glass occasional table circa 1950 is a typical example.’
    • ‘The 1960s era stereo, bought new from Sears & Roebuck, still sits on the marble top occasional table that belonged to my grandmother.’