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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.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Italian, plural of confetto comfit
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British Dictionary definitions for confetto

confetti

/kənˈfɛtɪ/
noun
1.
small pieces of coloured paper thrown on festive occasions, esp at the bride and groom at weddings
Word Origin
C19: from Italian, plural of confetto, originally, a bonbon; see comfit
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Word Origin and History for confetto

confetti

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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