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confetti

[ kuhn-fet-ee for 1; Italian kawn-fet-tee for 2 ]
/ kənˈfɛt i for 1; Italian kɔnˈfɛt ti for 2 /
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plural noun, singular con·fet·to [kuhn-fet-oh Italian kawn-fet-taw] /kənˈfɛt oʊ Italian kɔnˈfɛt tɔ/ for 2.
(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.
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Origin of confetti

1805–15; <Italian, plural of confettocomfit
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British Dictionary definitions for confetti

confetti
/ (kənˈfɛtɪ) /

noun
small pieces of coloured paper thrown on festive occasions, esp at the bride and groom at weddings

Word Origin for confetti

C19: from Italian, plural of confetto, originally, a bonbon; see comfit
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