cotton candy


Definition of cotton candy

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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web In the distance, the Virginia mainland stayed low to the ground, a dark green strip underlining a pale lapis blue sky, empty except for a few shreds of cotton candy clouds. Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2021 Inside a cotton candy cloud of a bakery, cases will display baked goods flanking polished marble countertops, while the day’s soft serve ice cream varieties are shown beneath Toothfairy’s unmistakable pixie logo. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Traditional hand pie filled with a raspberry, blueberry and apple blend infused with UV Blue Vodka and topped with cotton candy sugar. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 29 June 2021 Taylor and her husband Jeff will be showcasing their new cotton candy cart. Annie Alleman,, 4 May 2021 Available foods will include pizza, burgers, fried vegetables, cavatelli, funnel cakes, ice cream, clams, cotton candy, and more. cleveland, 2 Sep. 2021 Then just before closing, it’s a mad dash consisting of Frito pie, cotton candy, fried bacon, and pineapple whip. Dallas News, 19 Aug. 2021 The brand recently turned classic carnival snacks like cotton candy, caramel popcorn, and caramel apples into doughnuts. Joey Skladany,, 10 Aug. 2021 Free soft drinks, cotton candy, popcorn and sno-cones. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 2 Aug. 2021

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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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17 Sep 2021

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“Cotton candy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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cotton candy


English Language Learners Definition of cotton candy

: 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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