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

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confectionary adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web Twix, Kit Kat, Starburst, Reese’s Pieces, Skittles, Nerds, Butterfingers, Twizzlers—an eruption of confectionary intended to impart the mother of all sugar highs to the youth of the parish. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "A Halloween When Grown-Ups Wore Masks," 1 Nov. 2020 In the 18th century, decadent, luxurious and rare foods like fruit and refined sugar were melted, mixed and molded into elaborate confectionary that screamed status, afforded to King Louis XVI. Katie Walsh,, "'Ottolenghi’ review: A high-end pastry party takes us back to a time before coronavirus," 23 Sep. 2020 An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Tourism and fudge have been best friends since the Victorian times, when fudge-makers first started putting on confectionary shows for passersby from behind their shop windows. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "The Reason Every American Tourist Attraction Sells Fudge," 13 May 2020 Mondelez International, which makes snacks and confectionary items such as Oreo Cookies, Ritz Crackers and Trident Gum, is hiring for a number of full-time, part-time and temporary jobs. oregonlive, "‘We’re looking for anyone who is interested’: Some keep hiring during coronavirus outbreak," 31 Mar. 2020 The tastes of Tennessee are much more than its iconic confectionary delights of Goo Goo Clusters and Moon Pies and the savory taste of Bush’s Baked Beans, all of which originated and are made in the Volunteer State. Mary Ann Anderson,, "Old-fashioned road trip leads to East Tennessee culinary gems," 30 Aug. 2019 Cake designer Charlotte Neuville and her team executed the confectionary creation with excruciating detail. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Cardi B’s Extravagant Birthday Cake Was a Perfect Replica of Her Grammys Look," 10 Oct. 2019 The tweet in question, which showed a picture of the City full back next to a controversial cartoon character that fronts up Spanish confectionary brand 'Conguitos' alongside the caption 'guess who?', has since been deleted., "Bernardo Silva Charged With Misconduct by FA Over Racist Benjamin Mendy Tweet," 2 Oct. 2019 Silva compared a photo of the France International as a child with the brand logo of chocolate confectionary company Conguitos with the caption 'Guess who?' followed by a couple of laughing emojis., "Bernardo Silva Faces Racism Storm Over Tweet Aimed at Man City Teammate Benjamin Mendy," 22 Sep. 2019

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1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of confectionary was in 1599

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“Confectionary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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