cotton candy

noun
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of cotton candy

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

Examples of cotton candy in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of cotton candy from the Web

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First Known Use of cotton candy

1926

cotton candy Synonyms

Synonyms
candyfloss [British], eye candy, tinsel
Related Words
window dressing; fluff, froth, gossamer; glitter, gloss

COTTON CANDY Defined for English Language Learners

cotton candy

noun

Definition of cotton candy for English Language Learners

  • : 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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