Definition of confectionery in English:


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

noun (plural confectioneries)

[mass noun]
1Sweets and chocolates considered collectively: items of confectionery [as modifier]: a confectionery company offering hand-made chocolates
More example sentences
  • 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.
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
More example sentences
  • 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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