Definition of confectionery in English:

confectionery

noun

  • 1Candy and other sweets considered collectively.

    • ‘For instance, the makers of chocolate confectionery compete heavily in advertising but their prices remain remarkably similar.’
    • ‘The National Trust has a coastal centre in the village, providing information about the area and selling gifts, confectionery and lollies.’
    • ‘This was then blocked in by a further 10 pallets of cardboard boxes containing confectionery and muesli.’
    • ‘The idea to start manufacturing their own confectionery formed when they started giving their own handmade chocolates to friends as Christmas presents.’
    • ‘French macarons weren't my favorite confectionery.’
    • ‘Even so, I can't help wondering how any piece of confectionery can survive in today's world when it is crowned with half a pound of crushed sugar lumps.’
    • ‘It isn't really the contents of these confectionery packages I have a problem with.’
    • ‘In 1998, the combined advertising spend on chocolate bars, toys and games, ice cream and sugar confectionery was £88.6m.’
    • ‘The UK, meanwhile, is the second highest consumer of chocolate confectionery in Europe, beaten only by Switzerland.’
    • ‘It is a critical ingredient of the baking and confectionery worlds, as it prevents ingredients in food from separating.’
    • ‘These are eaten locally, either as dessert nuts or in chocolate and confectionery.’
    • ‘While levels of obesity have increased in recent decades, consumption of biscuits, cakes and confectionery has remained static.’
    • ‘For a city built on chocolate, York seems to produce some dire confectionery.’
    • ‘One target for campaigners is the growing presence in schools of vending machines that dispense confectionery, crisps and soft drinks.’
    • ‘Tea, coffee, home-made scones and confectionery will be served throughout the day.’
    • ‘Russian chewing gum, Turkish confectionery, Mexican soft drinks and US fruit juices were all bought during the interim period.’
    • ‘They were rewarded in style for dreaming up and creating delectable ice cream and confectionery and whetting the appetites of ultra-discerning gourmets from across the globe.’
    • ‘‘We all need to eat fewer cakes, biscuits, confectionery and soft drinks,’ she said.’
    • ‘There are soups, sauces, breads, margarines, confectionery, peanut butter, cordials and soft drinks, biscuits, and yoghurts.’
    • ‘Secondly, I would like to point out that we are not talking about sweeties, confectionery, or cakes, but about medicines and pharmaceuticals.’
    sweets, bonbons
    candy, sugar candy
    sweeties
    sweetmeats
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    1. 1.1 A shop that sells candy and other sweets.
      • ‘Casino guests can also experience about two dozen restaurants, pubs, confectioneries and other shops in the Greektown neighborhood and nearby Harmonie Park.’
      • ‘There're three confectioneries / coffee shops in Fordsburg that will get your mouth watering the moment you walk in.’
      • ‘Take a trip to the western edge of the city, to Fordsburg, and try the eastern delights offered by several confectioneries.’

Pronunciation:

confectionery

/kənˈfekSHəˌnerē/