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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confetti(noun)

    small pieces or streamers of colored paper that are thrown around on festive occasions (as at a wedding)


  1. Confetti(n. pl.)

    small bits or streamers of brightly colored paper, thrown in celebration by carnival revelers, at weddings, etc.

  2. Origin: [It. Cf. Comfit.]


  1. confetti(Noun)

    Small pieces of colored paper generally thrown about at festive occasions, especially at weddings

  2. Origin: confetto meaning "confection"


  1. Confetti

    Confetti is small pieces or streamers of paper, mylar, or metallic material which are usually thrown at parades and celebrations, especially weddings. The origins are from the Latin confectum, with confetti the plural of Italian confetto, small sweet. Modern paper confetti traces back to symbolic rituals of tossing grains and sweets during special occasions, traditional for numerous cultures throughout history as an ancient custom dating back to pagan times, but adapted from sweets and grains to paper through the centuries. Confetti is made in a variety of colors, and commercially available confetti is available in imaginative shapes. A distinction is made between confetti and glitter; glitter is smaller than confetti and is universally shiny. Most table confetti is also shiny. While it is called metallic confetti it is actually metallized PVC The most popular shape is the star. Seasonally, Snowflake Confetti is the most requested shape. Most party supply stores carry paper and metallic confetti. Confetti is commonly used at social gatherings such as parties, weddings, and Bar Mitzvahs, but is considered taboo at funerals. The simplest confetti is simply shredded paper, and can be made with scissors or a paper shredder. Other confetti often consists of chads punched out of scrap paper. A hole punch can be used to make small round chads. For more elaborate chads, a ticket punch can be used.

Editors Contribution

  1. confetti

    If a person always has a lots of floating and not true thoughts going on in his mind about what he thinks is going on, but not really happing, but he really thinks that it is. Then that person is usually referred to as being full of confetti thoughts. Floating thoughts.

    Saying another person stole all my silverware. However, it was really misplaced or lost by the accuser.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 17, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confetti in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confetti in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of confetti in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Love:

    It won't be too long that you'll be celebrating and you'll have confetti coming down on their heads and the city will just be going crazy.

  2. Renae A. Sauter:

    The journey to move self love is often a quiet and long road. One without cheerleaders or confetti. Just you and your strong inner conviction to do things differently. There are both triumphs and failures on this road. And when you truly turn a corner you will bask in quiet victory, finally feeling the power you once thought was else where.

Images & Illustrations of confetti

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