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Examples of confection in a Sentence
an assortment of delicious cakes and other confections
following the main course there were assorted confections so delicious-looking as to tempt even determined dieters
Recent Examples of confection from the Web
The two-tiered white and gold confection featured a top layer that resembled a ruffle and was nearly identical to the top half of Vergara’s birthday outfit.
Light pours into the warm, welcoming cafe and its many tables; confections go fast.
Molly Goddard’s pastel-colored confection appears in a twisted scene where Villanelle is mentally assessed on her ability to murder people.
Edible flowers, however, are an easy way to elevate this classic confection for any elegant soiree or summer party.
Not much, as Ferrero—the company that makes Nutella— has a pretty firm hold on the hazelnut confection market.
Their journey to create the final, show-stopping confection is documented in a Food Network special, Wedding Cake Countdown with Drew and Linda, airing Monday night at 7pm.
The sweet, icy coffee confection accounts for 11 cents of every dollar in revenue Starbucks makes.
The coed group was formed in 1982 and featured a lively bunch of photogenic preteens singing and dancing through bouncy, cotton-candy confections.
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Did You Know?
A "confection" is "confected" from several different ingredients or elements. Most confections are sweet, but the word can also be used to refer to any finely worked piece of craftsmanship. In other words, the lacy box containing chocolate confections can be a confection itself. The verb "confect" (meaning "put together from varied material") comes from Latin confectus, the past participle of conficere, meaning "to prepare." "Conficere" joins the prefix con- with the common Latin verb facere, meaning "to make" or "to do." "Factory," "manufacture," and "benefactor" are among the many relations.
CONFECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of confection for English Language Learners
: a very sweet food
CONFECTION Defined for Kids
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