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[kuh n-fek-shuh-ner-ee] /kənˈfɛk ʃəˌnɛr i/

noun, plural confectioneries.
or sweetmeats collectively.
the work or business of a confectioner.
a confectioner’s shop.
noun (pl) -eries
sweets and other confections collectively
the art or business of a confectioner

1540s, “things made or sold by a confectioner,” from confection + -ery. Of architectural ornamentation, from 1861.


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