- (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.
- confections; bonbons.
Origin of confetti
- small pieces of coloured paper thrown on festive occasions, esp at the bride and groom at weddings
Word Origin for confetti
Word Origin and History for confetto
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.