Definition of spun sugar in US English:

spun sugar


  • Hardened sugar syrup drawn out into long filaments and used to make cotton candy or as a decoration for sweet dishes.

    • ‘It always snowed the day before the Winter Solstice, wrapping the town in thick drifts that sparkled like spun sugar.’
    • ‘Drizzle some sauce around the dish and garnish with spun sugar.’
    • ‘Then came the sweet: an enormous confection covered with spun sugar.’
    • ‘Tara popped the last piece in her mouth, savoring the sweetness as the spun sugar melted on her tongue.’
    • ‘In the kitchen he began to work wonders with spun sugar.’


spun sugar

/spən ˈʃʊɡər/