confetti

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noun con·fet·ti \kən-ˈfe-tē\

Definition of confetti

  1. :  small bits or streamers of brightly colored paper made for throwing (as at weddings)

Origin and Etymology of confetti

Italian, plural of confetto sweetmeat, from Medieval Latin confectum, from Latin, neuter of confectus, past participle of conficere to prepare — more at comfit


First Known Use: 1815


CONFETTI Defined for English Language Learners

confetti

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noun con·fet·ti \kən-ˈfe-tē\

Definition of confetti for English Language Learners

  • : small pieces of brightly colored paper that people often throw at celebrations (such as weddings and parties)


CONFETTI Defined for Kids

confetti

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noun con·fet·ti \kən-ˈfe-tē\

Definition of confetti for Students

  1. :  small bits of brightly colored paper made for throwing at celebrations


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