con·​fet·​ti | \ kən-ˈfe-tē How to pronounce confetti (audio) \

Definition of confetti

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

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The Bruins collected their trophies and celebrated under white confetti. Blake Richardson,, "UCLA defeats Oklahoma to win the Women’s College World Series," 4 June 2019 Crews agreed and kept his word, hoisting Allen over his shoulders as golden confetti showered the stage. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "'AGT': Howie Mandel leaves a literal footprint on golden buzzer for this ambitious student," 29 May 2019 Few will feel the urge to spray confetti in this year of the bicentennial of the 1819 panic. James Grant, WSJ, "‘The Panic of 1819’ Review: Easy Money, Bad Decisions," 17 Apr. 2019 The franchise was formally awarded by MLS in January at a carnival-like gathering in downtown Miami while confetti rained down and soccer enthusiasts chanted and cheered. Craig Davis,, "David Beckham, Jorge Mas encounter opposition in latest bid for Miami MLS stadium," 13 July 2018 But the men with the blowers came through quickly just before 2 p.m., blasting the blue and gold confetti into nice little piles to be picked up by the street sweepers. Sam Amick, USA TODAY, "Warriors bask in latest title parade, but future championships are hardly promised," 12 June 2018 Edie Parker’s confetti ornaments are a great keepsake gift, while Coach’s leather ornaments can garnish your handbag well after Christmas. Anny Choi, Vogue, "Christmas Tree Ornaments So Fabulous You’ll Want to Admire Them All Year Long," 5 Dec. 2018 Hold onto your hats and confetti, folks—this wedding is coming soon. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Spend Thanksgiving in India Just a Week Before Their Rumored Wedding Date," 22 Nov. 2018 The dance pavilion will still be bumping into the night, confetti cannons and laser lights included. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "PrideFest Milwaukee is more than just rainbows and fireworks," 23 May 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 How to pronounce confetti (audio) \

Kids Definition of confetti

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

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