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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Recent Examples on the Web There was a turnaround, Garcia proving his worth, but for 49ers fans expecting nothing but Champagne and confetti, a drought was at hand. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "History of the 49ers," 30 Jan. 2020 The evening includes a balloon drop, confetti, snack stations and a champagne station. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's Top 10: Cool things to do this week, including New Year's Eve fun, the Roots, Jeff Daniels, Kwanzaa," 25 Dec. 2019 With Champagne, a sparkly balloon wall, games, and confetti, a New Year’s party is the perfect setting to capture your first photos of 2020. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "33 New Year’s Captions for Instagram to Ring in 2020," 20 Dec. 2019 According to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, the ship served as a backdrop for a ceremony that involved confetti, streamers, and its first crew standing at attention. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China Launches Its First Amphibious Assault Ship," 2 Oct. 2019 Tiny droplets of oil explode, generating sparks of Technicolor aroma confetti that are extinguished milliseconds later. Ali Bouzari,, "Housemade: How Chinese restaurants channel wok hei," 22 Jan. 2020 In the clip, pink confetti falls on the mother-daughter duo from above as Stormi happily plays with the pieces. Robyn Merrett,, "Kylie Jenner Says She Wants 4 Kids, but Is Not Sure If It Will Happen 'Tomorrow or in 7 Years'," 21 Jan. 2020 The image has confetti and players holding up a trophy. Briana Rice,, "Rick Pitino bourbon label goes viral, but you won't be able to buy a bottle with it at New Riff," 21 Jan. 2020 In the video, Gomez wears sparkly confetti nails that complement her lips and face, which are also covered in holographic glitter. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Selena Gomez Wore Holographic Fairy Nails In “Rare”," 12 Jan. 2020

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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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9 Feb 2020

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“Confetti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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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)


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Kids Definition of confetti

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

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