Meaning of “confetti” in the English Dictionary


"confetti" in English

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confettinoun [ U ]

uk /kənˈfet.i/ us /kənˈfet̬.i/

Examples from literature

  • He recognised the trio for the same that had pelted Cairn and himself with confetti earlier in the evening. 
  • In the gardens of the hotel, the paths lay ankle-deep in scattered confetti. 
  • The bridal couple drove away amidst much hilarity, inspired by the unaccustomed champagne and expressed in rice and confetti. 
  • The riotous interchange of nosegays and confetti was partially suspended, while the procession passed. 
  • They pelted the Snow-man with snowballs and then sold bags of white confetti. 

(Definition of “confetti” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"confetti" in American English

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confettinoun [ U ]

us /kənˈfet̬·i/

very small pieces of colored paper that you throw when celebrating:

At midnight, we all cheered and threw confetti.

(Definition of “confetti” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)