Definition of confectionery in English:

confectionery

Line breaks: con|fec¦tion|ery
Pronunciation: /kənˈfɛkʃ(ə)n(ə)ri
 
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noun (plural confectioneries)

[mass noun]
  • 1Sweets and chocolates considered collectively: items of confectionery [as modifier]: a confectionery company offering hand-made chocolates
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    • These are eaten locally, either as dessert nuts or in chocolate and confectionery.
    • For instance, the makers of chocolate confectionery compete heavily in advertising but their prices remain remarkably similar.
    • The UK, meanwhile, is the second highest consumer of chocolate confectionery in Europe, beaten only by Switzerland.
    Synonyms
    sweets, bonbons; North American candy, sugar candy
    informal sweeties
    archaic sweetmeats
  • 1.1 [count noun] A shop that sells sweets and chocolates: chocolate and fudge are made daily at the village confectionery
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    • 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.

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