Definition of confetti noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kənˈfeti//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfeti//
[uncountable] Marriage
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small pieces of coloured paper that people often throw at weddings over people who have just been married, or (in the US) at other special events Confetti showered down on the newly-weds. The winning team was showered with confetti. See related entries: Marriage Word Originearly 19th cent. (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’, from con- ‘together’ + facere ‘make’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: confetti