Definition of confetti in English:


Line breaks: con|fetti
Pronunciation: /kənˈfɛti


[mass noun]
  • Small pieces of coloured paper traditionally thrown over a bride and bridegroom by their wedding guests after the marriage ceremony has taken place.
    More example sentences
    • Features were thrown at us like confetti at a western wedding.
    • Throwing confetti during the wedding scene was a pure delight.
    • Then again, this is a man who attracts insults like a bride attracts confetti on her wedding day.


early 19th century (originally denoting the real or imitation sweets thrown during Italian carnivals): from Italian, literally 'sweets', from Latin confectum 'something prepared', neuter past participle of conficere 'put together' (see confect).

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