Small bits of colored paper, thrown about (often handfuls at a time) at parties and celebrations.

Also used metaphorically to refer to anything that has been reduced to small fragments.

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Con*fet"ti (?), n. pl.; sing. -fetto (&?;). [It. Cf. Comfit.]

Bonbons; sweetmeats; confections; also, plaster or paper imitations of, or substitutes for, bonbons, often used by carnival revelers, at weddings, etc.

 

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