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confetti small pieces of coloured paper traditionally thrown over a bride and bridegroom by their wedding guests after the marriage ceremony has taken place. The term is recorded from the early 19th century, and originally denoted the real or imitation sweets thrown during Italian carnivals; it comes from Italian, literally ‘sweets’, from Latin confectum ‘something prepared’.

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confetti

con·fet·ti / kənˈfetē/ • n. small pieces of colored paper thrown during a celebration such as a wedding.

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confetti small sweets used as missiles at a carnival, small disks of paper so used at weddings. XIX. — It., pl. of confetto = OF. confit(e) COMFIT.

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confettibatty, bratty, catty, chatty, Cincinnati, Dolcelatte, fatty, flattie, Hattie, natty, patty, ratty, Satie, Scarlatti, scatty, Tati, tattie, tatty •faculty •Alicante, andante, ante, anti, Ashanti, Bramante, Chianti, Dante, dilettante, Fante, Ferranti, infante, scanty, shanty (US chanty), spumante, vigilante, Zante •Asti, pasty •pederasty •Amati, arty, Astarte, castrati, chapatti, clarty, coati, ex parte, Frascati, glitterati, Gujarati, hearty, illuminati, karate, Kiribati, lathi, literati, Marathi, obbligati (US obligati), party, tarty •crafty, draughty (US drafty) •auntie • nasty • contrasty •amaretti, amoretti, Betti, Betty, confetti, cornetti, Donizetti, Getty, Giacometti, Hettie, jetty, machete, Marinetti, Nettie, petit, petty, Rossetti, Serengeti, spaghetti, sweaty, vaporetti, yeti •hefty, lefty •felty, sheltie •penalty • specialty • empty •al dente, aplenty, cognoscenti, divertimenti, lisente, plenty, portamenti, sente, twenty, twenty-twenty •seventy • peasanty •chesty, testy, zesty •Ghiberti

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Confetti ★★ 2006 (R)

Over the top Brit romantic comedy about three would-be weddings. Bridal magazine Confetti is sponsoring a contest for the year's most original wedding. The three finalists are: competitive yuppies Josef (Mangan) and Isabelle (MacNeill) who choose a tennis theme; Matt (Freeman) and Sam (Stevenson) who want a musical extravaganza, though neither of them can sing or dance; and nudists Michael (Webb) and Joanna (Colman) who want a clothes-free ceremony, to the consternation of Confetti editor Vivien (Montagu). Meltdowns occur as the big finale approaches for one over-whelmed couple. 100m/C DVD . GB Martin Freeman, Jessica Stevenson, Robert Webb, Stephen Mangan, Meredith MacNeill, Olivia Colman, Marc Wootton, Vincent Franklin, Jason Watkins; D: Debbie Isitt; C: Dewald Aukema; M: Paul Englishby.

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