Meaning of “confectionery” in the English Dictionary

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"confectionery" in English

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confectionerynoun

uk /kənˈfek.ʃən.ri/ us /kənˈfek.ʃən.er.i/

Examples from literature

  • He pushed his way through until he could reach the confectionery and news-stand in the main hallway. 
  • Strawberry or cranberry juice makes a fine coloring for frosting, sweet puddings and confectionery. 
  • The shop was a baker's, and the window was full of cakes and confectionery. 
  • They brought sweetmeats, confectionery, and tea, in fact the latter article was always ready. 
  • This method is used by most manufacturers of great varieties of walnut confectionery, some of which are shown in the picture. 

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