Meaning of “confection” in the English Dictionary

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"confection" in British English

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confectionnoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈfek.ʃən/ us /kənˈfek.ʃən/ formal

Examples from literature

  • On the table were all the dishes, confections, and beverages preferred by our parents. 
  • She pulled his hand from behind his back and there was revealed the missing box of confections. 
  • She was exceedingly fond of chocolates and other sweets, and was never without some confection in her possession. 
  • The state dining-table was beautifully decorated with ornaments of gold and silver, dishes, glasses, flowers, bouquets, etc., and was fairly loaded down with fruits, berries, ice-cream, confections, and wines. 
  • We were again invited to an entertainment, at which many different kinds of confections were served up. 

(Definition of “confection” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)