Definition of confectionery
1 : the confectioner's art or business
2 : sweet foods (such as candy or pastry)
3 : a confectioner's shop
Recent Examples of confectionery from the Web
Amsterdam (CNN)From its base in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, a confectionery company is doing its bit to fight modern-day slavery.
The five-meter-long confectionery version of Michael Schumacher’s winning Formula One Ferrari is constructed of 40,000 cream pies and decorated with almond paste, custard cream and chocolate.
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First Known Use of confectionery
CONFECTIONERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of confectionery for English Language Learners
: sweet foods (such as fudge and candy)
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