plural noun, singular con·fet·to [kuh n-fet-oh Italian kawn-fet-taw] /kənˈfɛt oʊ Italian kɔnˈfɛt tɔ/ for 2.
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Examples from the Web for confetti
Glass fragments from windows, street lamps, car windshields, and theater marquees littered the streets like confetti.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the finale, models dressed in gold joined St. Vincent on stage, dancing as confetti fell from the ceiling.Fashion’s Most Powerful Women: Victoria Beckham & Diane von Furstenberg Show at New York Fashion Week|Erin Cunningham|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kelly Clarkson tearfully belting “A Moment Like This” while confetti falls around her?Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. Will Save ‘American Idol’|Kevin Fallon|September 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But when the confetti dropped it was Assaf who stood in disbelief, his life forever changed.Arab Idol Mohammad Assaf Is the Middle East’s Newest Ambassador|Itay Hod|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When the device exploded, it sprayed out what looked like confetti.
The people threw flowers and confetti and everything else they could lay their hands on.Polly the Pagan|Isabel Anderson
They threw pine cones and confetti at the gold-brown foreigner seated there.Foes|Mary Johnston
In the archway below their long straight arms shrapnel glinted like confetti.From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917|Philip Gibbs
Little glinting lights were playing about it, like confetti shining in the sun.Now It Can Be Told|Philip Gibbs
I enjoyed it a good deal, and assisted in so far as to pelt all the people in cylinder hats with handfuls of confetti.Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 2|Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Word Origin for confetti
Word Origin and History for confetti
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.