Definition of candyfloss in English:


Line breaks: candy|floss
Pronunciation: /ˈkandɪflɒs


[mass noun] British
1A mass of pink or white fluffy spun sugar wrapped round a stick: a fat baby was pushing candyfloss into its chubby face [as modifier]: figurative a round pink face topped by white candyfloss hair
More example sentences
  • Stalls selling tasty hot dogs, burgers, chips, lollipops and candyfloss ensured everyone had the chance to tuck into their favourite food on the night.
  • Even with a reduced number of stalls, visitors were offered a varied selection of goods, ranging from walking sticks to photograph albums, and candyfloss to doughnuts.
  • Strolling vendors sold felt hats, plastic balls, ice cream and candyfloss.
1.1Something perceived as lacking in worth or substance: their music is just aural candyfloss
More example sentences
  • But unfortunately the overall effect is that of musical candyfloss: it's sickly sweet when you're chewing on it, but there's no real sense of satisfaction afterwards.
  • You will never pick up any of the important ideas from these suppliers of corporate candyfloss.
  • Nor is it disposable theatrical candyfloss for a summer's evening.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rəˈbəf
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…