confectionery

noun
con·​fec·​tion·​ery | \ kən-ˈfek-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce confectionery (audio) \
plural confectioneries

Definition of confectionery

1 : the confectioner's art or business
2 : sweet foods (such as candy or pastry)
3 : a confectioner's shop

Examples of confectionery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Owners are searching for new ownership to update and run the aging confectionery. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "South Florida restaurants: Now open, coming soon and closed," 1 Apr. 2021 Owners are searching for new ownership to update and run the aging confectionery. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "South Florida restaurants: Now open, coming soon and closed," 1 Apr. 2021 Owners are searching for new ownership to update and run the aging confectionery. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "South Florida restaurants: Now open, coming soon and closed," 18 Mar. 2021 Owners are searching for new ownership to update and run the aging confectionery. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "South Florida restaurants: Now open, coming soon and closed," 11 Mar. 2021 Owners are searching for new ownership to update and run the aging confectionery. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "South Florida restaurants: Now open, coming soon and closed," 25 Feb. 2021 Schneider responded by off-loading the U.S. confectionery and ice cream businesses as well as the skin-care subsidiary. Corinne Gretler, Fortune, "This snack food giant wants to wean us off our lockdown cravings," 7 Nov. 2020 Before the pandemic struck, Unilever and Nestle moved to revamp their portfolios, with the Swiss company shedding its U.S. confectionery arm while the Marmite owner sold its spreads business. Thomas Buckley, Bloomberg.com, "Unilever Boosted by Cleaners and Ice Cream During Pandemic," 22 Oct. 2020 The third kind of 5G – often described as the middle layer in a cake – relies on mid-band frequencies, between the mass-market dessert that is low-band 5G and the exquisite confectionery that is millimeter-wave 5G. Rob Pegoraro, USA TODAY, "On Apple iPhone 12, it's a battle of the 5G bands among AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile," 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of confectionery

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Apr 2021

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“Confectionery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confectionery. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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confectionery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of confectionery

somewhat formal : sweet foods (such as fudge and candy)

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