Confetti meaning

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Small pieces or streamers of colored paper that are scattered around during the course of festive occasions.

Confetti covers the floor every year on January 1.

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Candies, or plaster imitations of candies, scattered about at carnivals or other celebrations.
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Bits of colored paper now used in this way.
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Small pieces or strips (streamers) of colored paper generally thrown about at festive occasions, especially at weddings.
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Origin of confetti

  • Italian pl. of confetto candy (from the Italian custom of throwing candy on festive occasions) from Medieval Latin cōnfectum from neuter of Latin cōnfectus past participle of cōnficere to prepare comfit
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from Italian confetti, plural of confetto (“confection”).
    From Wiktionary