confetti

noun
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)

Examples of confetti in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show ended with the customary running bow that Wang is known for, minus the cartwheels, and a cannon of confetti that spinkled the stage and the guests in red -- the color of good luck and prosperity in the Chinese culture. Samantha Tse, CNN, 21 Apr. 2022 Plus, there was plenty of extra fun, too: loads of confetti, balloon drops, audience members dancing onstage, streamers pouring over the crowd. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 1 Apr. 2022 After celebrating the win with teammates and the MVP of the Super Bowl and numerous television interviews, Cooper Kupp sought out his wife and two boys to spend quiet time and play with confetti strewn on the field at Sofi Stadium. Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2022 Memories, the drugstore packages said, in a bendy font that faded in thickness, toward the word’s conclusion, to become confetti. Kathleen Alcott, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 To practice that start, students were each handed confetti and asked to join Whatley in the phrase that signals the start. Mj Slaby, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Apr. 2022 The show closed out with a heavy dose of red-colored confetti cascading over everyone, creating a party atmosphere — especially for those who attended the Asian night party that featured a market with local food vendors. NBC News, 20 Apr. 2022 The show closed out with a heavy dose of red-colored confetti cascading over everyone, creating a party atmosphere — especially for those who attended the Asian night party that featured a market with local food vendors. Jonathan Landrum, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2022 Chopped into colorful confetti or served whole on a cake or candy tray, the petals have a delicate crunch, inviting flavor, and subtle fragrance. Sunset Magazine, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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20 May 2022

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“Confetti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confetti. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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confetti

noun
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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