confetti[ kuh n-fet-ee for 1; Italian kawn-fet-tee for 2 ]SEE DEFINITION OF confetti
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Red flags, red placards like a swarm of confetti on the walls and in the air.
There were jubilant congratulations and showers of rice and confetti.
There was all the folly with that confetti stuff and the rest of it to go through with yet.
I thought I saw some confetti in that farmyard as I came up the lane.
All night the air was thick with confetti, like snow falling off a rainbow.
There was no respite until the ground was ankle-deep with confetti.
"Now for fun," said Beppo, when each had purchased a big bag of confetti.
That seat in front of them is just loaded with bouquets and confetti.
No showers of confetti, no procession of the bœuf gras even.
This is managed by means of a "confetti cup," which is a metal teacup on a saucer.
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.