confetto

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See also: confettò

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian confetto.

Noun[edit]

confetto (plural confetti)

  1. (rare) A single piece of confetti; singular of confetti.
    • 1931, Mark Lemon, ‎Henry Mayhew, ‎Tom Taylor, Punch, volume 181, page 260:
      I cast a confetto or two at the happy pair.
    • 1993, Outerbridge, page 49:
      She fluttered her hand at a confetto of cigarette ash, knocking it from her black soft sweater to the thigh of her black jeans where it lay unmolested.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:confetto.

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cōnfectus.

Noun[edit]

confetto m (plural confetti)

  1. sugar-coated almond
  2. (by extension) a pellet of plaster, piece of paper, etc symbolizing such an almond, thrown during carnevale (Carnival) or other festivities
  3. sugar-coated pill

Verb[edit]

confetto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of confettare