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.