con·​fec·​tion·​ary kən-ˈfek-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce confectionary (audio)
plural confectionaries
confectionary adjective

Examples of confectionary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For something sweet, check out confectionaries James Candy Company and Steel's Fudge. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 28 July 2023 Local confectionaries include coconut tarts and bread pudding. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 According to one of the oldest chocolate bunny confectionaries, R.M. Palmer, there's a method to the madness: dental health. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, 12 Mar. 2023 But in 1897, D.R. Goudie, who ran a cigar store and confectionary, attributed his problems to the constant touting of bargains in department store newspaper ads. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 20 Nov. 2022 As a thank you, local police, fire and others participated in a parade organized by Clark's daughter, Cortney Clark, celebrating eight years of business for the Cudahy confectionary. Journal Sentinel, 28 Nov. 2022 Her husband of 28 years, a Virginia Peanut confectionary worker, died in 2005. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 13 Oct. 2022 The company's semi-finished cocoa products have gone into the worldwide chocolate, ice cream and bakery industries as well as manufacturing confectionary for the West African market. Rick Barrett, Journal Sentinel, 5 Oct. 2022 Those entities will continue to own what remains of Topps: confectionary and gift card divisions. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 4 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History


confection + -ary entry 1, in part after Medieval Latin confectiōnārius "confectioner, apothecary"

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of confectionary was in 1599

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“Confectionary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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