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Definition of "confection" [con•fec•tion]

  • The act or process of confecting or the result of it: "These sentiments are not the confection of a consummate courtroom actor” ( Ron Rosenbaum). (noun)
  • A sweet preparation, such as candy. (noun)
  • A sweetened medicinal compound; an electuary. (noun)
  • A piece displaying splendid craft, skill, and work: The gown was a confection of satin and appliqué. (noun)
  • To make into a confection. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "confection" in a sentence
  • "But Winslow, after patiently repeating over and over the message of sympathy and friendship delivered him by the governor, produced a little pot of what he calls a confection of many comfortable conserves, and with the point of his knife inserted a portion between the sick man's teeth."
  • "It tastes exactly like the stuff that you buy for exorbitant sums of money from glassed-in confection palaces."
  • "Candied/glazed citrus peel - perfection in confection"