Glass fragments from windows, street lamps, car windshields, and theater marquees littered the streets like confetti.
When the device exploded, it sprayed out what looked like confetti.
As we pulled back the sheets the bed was full of confetti in the Basque colors, red, white and green.
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.