Confetti



[kuh n-fet-ee for 1; Italian kawn-fet-tee for 2] /kənˈfɛt i for 1; Italian kɔnˈfɛt ti for 2/

plural noun, singular confetto
[kuh n-fet-oh; Italian kawn-fet-taw] /kənˈfɛt oʊ; Italian kɔnˈfɛt tɔ/ (Show IPA), for 2.
1.
(used with a singular verb) small bits of paper, usually colored, thrown or dropped from a height to enhance the gaiety of a festive event, as a parade, wedding, or New Year’s Eve party.
2.
confections; bonbons.
/kənˈfɛtɪ/
noun
1.
small pieces of coloured paper thrown on festive occasions, esp at the bride and groom at weddings
n.

1815, from Italian plural of confetto “sweetmeat,” via Old French, from Latin confectum, confectus (see confection). A small candy traditionally thrown during carnivals in Italy, custom adopted in England for weddings and other occasions, with symbolic tossing of paper.

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