cotton candy


Definition of cotton candy

1 : a candy made of spun sugar
2 : something attractive but insubstantial

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Synonyms for cotton candy


candyfloss [British], eye candy, tinsel

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Examples of cotton candy in a Sentence

the beauty pageant is a variety of cotton candy that the public has clearly started to grow tired of

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The list of flavors seems endless and includes blue raspberry, coconut, strawberry, cherry, pineapple, cotton candy, grape, lemon, orange, peach, vanilla, apple, blue Hawaii, butterscotch, cinnamon, banana, bubblegum, chocolate, coffee and guava. Bob Sandrick,, "808 Shave Ice will bring icy Hawaiian desserts to Strongsville," 30 Jan. 2018 Keep the flame alive with this rose, golden amber, and sage candle, housed in a limited-edition cotton candy–color tumbler. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "6 New Heart-Stopping Lipsticks, Lacquers, and More—Just in Time for Valentine’s Day," 5 Feb. 2019 As a result, there are now more than 250 flavors of cigar products, everything from cotton candy to strawberry. Brian Jenssen Md,, "The problem with kids and flavored tobacco," 21 June 2018 Fuzzy tipped pens, rainbow pattern folders, notebooks with whimsical unicorns, and markers that smelt like cotton candy. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "Back to School 2018: Colorful School Supplies," 11 Aug. 2018 Varying shades of soft pink remind us a bit of cotton candy, but the Mohawk style is what gives this look ultimate edginess. Devon Abelman, Allure, "28 Pretty Pink Hair-Color Ideas to Inspire Your Next Dye Job," 10 Oct. 2018 The Lemon Bubble Brush boasts lemon, lime, and orange as its primary ingredients, while the Candy Bubble Brush’s cream of tartar composition gives it the sweet scent of cotton candy. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Lush’s Bubble Brush Bars Will Turn Your Tub into a Personal Playground," 25 Aug. 2018 Buy Photo The hydrangeas are piled high in these early days of summer, blossom upon showy blossom, like so many fat dollops of cotton candy. Tom Avril,, "What makes hydrangeas blue or pink? Playing defense," 26 June 2018 Some vaping products come in flavors with names like bubble gum and cotton candy, leading to criticism that the industry is marketing e-cigarettes to children. Mike Stobbe, The Seattle Times, "Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of cotton candy

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cotton candy was in 1926

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English Language Learners Definition of cotton candy

US : candy made from sugar that is boiled, spun into a soft material using a special machine, and then wound around a stick

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