con·fet·ti | \kən-ˈfe-tē \

Definition of confetti 

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

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Rein it in, Taylor, and leave the confetti to Arcade Fire. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Sun block is fine, but leave weapons and food at home when heading to Forecastle," 11 July 2018 The signature gold confetti rained down on the stage as the crowd erupted in cheers and Amanda's mom ran onto the stage to celebrate with her. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "15-Year-Old Amanda Mena Channels Aretha Franklin to Earn a Golden Buzzer on 'America's Got Talent'," 20 June 2018 The gold Mylar confetti fluttered to the roof during the year 2000 festivities. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "Battered by time, nature and antiaircraft fire, Lincoln Memorial gets facelift," 14 June 2018 Long after the confetti has been swept up outside Windsor Castle, these furnishings and accessories, all made in or inspired by Britain, can serve as your own commemorative collection. Bonnie Mccarthy,, "How will Meghan and Harry mash up California style and British (royal) tradition?," 17 May 2018 In August 2017, Arran members in Mallorca also set off smoky flares at a marina, and threw confetti in the faces of tourists dining nearby. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Radical anti-tourism group in Spain storms buses filled with sightseers to protest 'mass tourism'," 10 July 2018 The structures include such attractions as a ball pit (and slide), basketball court, obstacle course, lights, confetti, and a DJ. Claire Wolters,, "World's biggest bounce house comes to Philly this weekend," 3 July 2018 Falcon's backers showed their dissatisfaction with hyperinflation by tearing up worthless 500-bolivar notes and throwing them into the air like confetti. Fabiola Sanchez And Scott Smith, Fox News, "Grave crisis drives apathy in Venezuelan election," 17 May 2018 Catholicism itself, especially in America, hands out annulments that operate as de facto divorces like confetti. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "Pope Francis Isn’t Catholicism’s Trump," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of confetti

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for confetti

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

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English Language Learners Definition of confetti

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


con·fet·ti | \kən-ˈfe-tē \

Kids Definition of confetti

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

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to reject or criticize sharply

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