a sweet preparation of fruit or the like, as a preserve or candy.
the process of compounding, preparing, or making something.
a frivolous, amusing, or contrived play, book, or other artistic or literary work.
something made up or confected; a concoction: He said the charges were a confection of the local police.
something, as a garment or decorative object, that is very delicate, elaborate, or luxurious and usually nonutilitarian.
Pharmacology. a medicated preparation made with the aid of sugar, honey, syrup, or the like.
Archaic. to prepare as a confection.
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How to use confection in a sentence
In fact, Mexico may have started producing cajeta long before Argentina began producing its confection.Learn to make cajeta, a Mexican confection with multilayered sweetness and history | Adriana Velez | April 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Made with Valrhona chocolate, the intense confection becomes richer at the table when a server pokes a hole in its center and fills it with caramel sauce.A Potomac view meets polished cooking at Ada’s on the River in Alexandria | Tom Sietsema | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
She envisions opening up a “very pretty cakery” where people can pick up confections to share for celebrations.How Home Bakers Have Found Sweet Success During the Pandemic | Raisa Bruner | March 4, 2021 | Time
The jiggly pastel-hued confections are made with flavors like peach, lychee, and persimmon.From the Cut: 33 Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life | The Cut Staff | February 8, 2021 | Eater
Every author of fiction set in the past has to gauge how tolerant readers will be with pure invention, and mysteries are imaginative confections as a rule.Two historical mystery novels plunge readers into the past while keeping them guessing | Clare McHugh | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
"I shall consider myself Punk'd," recites a proud Ichabod in response to this unexpected lit confection.Naked Ben Franklin Christens the Campy Return of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ | Amy Zimmerman | September 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In comparison, The Quest is an over the top confection, with about as much genuine genre integrity as Your Highness.'The Quest' Review: Behold, a Campy 'Game of Thrones' Reality Show | Amy Zimmerman | August 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And your debut feature, (500) Days of Summer, really struck me as a pop confection of sorts.Marc Webb Takes Us Inside ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and Discusses His Rise to the A-List | Marlow Stern | March 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Finally, a dance song dominates the summer but manages to forgo sugary pop confection.10 ‘Song of the Summer’ Contenders From Daft Punk to Ciara (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | July 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The business they were running was a confection of several sources.
The azucarilla is a confection not unlike "Edinburgh rock," but more porous and of the nature of a meringue.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
La vieille mre est sujett des maux d'estomac, et je lui ai apport un pot de confection d'hyacinthe.Baron d'Holbach | Max Pearson Cushing
This confection was embossed with a hundred intricate designs, rich with silver; un-Amish as a Christmas tree.Blind Man's Lantern | Allen Kim Lang
Confections deals with that very delightful and fascinating part of cookery--confection making.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
They have an extensive use in cookery, both as a confection and an ingredient in cakes, puddings, and pastry.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for confection
the act or process of compounding or mixing
any sweet preparation of fruit, nuts, etc, such as a preserve or a sweet
old-fashioned an elaborate article of clothing, esp for women
informal anything regarded as overelaborate or frivolous: the play was merely an ingenious confection
a medicinal drug sweetened with sugar, honey, etc
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