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Definition of confection noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(formal) a cake or other sweet food that looks very attractive
  2. 2a thing such as a building or piece of clothing, that is made in a skillful or complicated way Her hat was an elaborate confection of satin and net.
  3. 3a book, movie, song, etc., that provides entertainment but is not very serious
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: confection