Definition of hundreds and thousands in English:

hundreds and thousands

plural noun

British
  • Tiny sugar beads of varying colours used for decorating cakes and desserts.

    • ‘There are dinosaur shaped biscuits, and fairy cakes scattered with tiny, dinosaur shaped hundreds and thousands.’
    • ‘For dessert, I ordered a chocolate and orange mousse served in a ramekin and topped with chocolate hundreds and thousands.’
    • ‘Cakes covered with these relatively simple icings are often further decorated with the addition of glacé cherries, angelica, silver dragées, hundreds and thousands, etc.’
    • ‘Nursery delicacies included bread and sugar, bread with hundreds and thousands, lots of steamed puddings and custard with everything.’
    • ‘We've got icecream, jelly, custard, hundreds and thousands all over the seats.’

Pronunciation:

hundreds and thousands

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