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tick′er-tape` parade`(n.)

  1. a parade in which a celebrity is showered with confetti (formerly with ticker tape) thrown into the streets from buildings along the parade route.

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  1. Ticker tape parade

    A ticker tape parade is a parade event held in a built-up urban setting, allowing large amounts of shredded paper to be thrown from nearby office buildings onto the parade route, creating a celebratory effect by the snowstorm-like flurry. The concept originates from and is most usually associated with the United States, especially with New York City.


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