Definition of confection
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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
Maybe this is a moment perfectly designed for Arianna Huffington, a blustery confection who can use her unequaled Rolodex and penchant for mellifluous commentary, to calm the roiling waters at Uber.
Trump was seated in the very center of the Hilton ballroom, his confection of blond hair aglow in the bright lights, his star wattage eclipsing the graying eminences of journalism and politics who craned their necks to get a look at him.
This summer there are numerous cocktail confections to raise a glass to.
Now, Cygnet Theatre revisits the vintage musical confection in a staging directed by artistic chief Sean Murray.
The idea for the behemoth confection came from Shenkman.
Our waiter placed the pie on our table before pouring a shot of Grand Marnier across the confection and setting it on fire to burn off the alcohol.
Polakoff said, referring to the tri-cornered confection associated with the Jewish holiday of Purim.
The blood!—it’s more froth than heft, a confection that can harm no one.
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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.
First Known Use of confection
CONFECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of confection for English Language Learners
: a very sweet food
CONFECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of confection for Students
: a very fancy and usually sweet food
Medical Definition of confection
: a medicinal preparation usually made with sugar, syrup, or honey—called also electuary
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