from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Small pieces or streamers of colored paper that are scattered around during the course of festive occasions: Confetti covers the floor every year on January 1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Small pieces of colored paper generally thrown about at festive occasions, especially at weddings
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Bonbons; sweetmeats; confections.
- n.pl. small bits or streamers of brightly colored paper, thrown in celebration by carnival revelers, at weddings, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small pieces or streamers of colored paper that are thrown around on festive occasions (as at a wedding)
Italian, pl. of confetto, candy, from Medieval Latin cōnfectum, from neuter of Latin cōnfectus, past participle of cōnficere, to prepare; see confect.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian confetto meaning "confection" (Wiktionary)