Pronunciation: (kun-fet'ē for 1; It. kôn-fet'tē for 2), [key]
—sing. -fet•toPronunciation: ( It.-fet'tô) [key] for 2.
1. (used with a sing. v.) small bits of paper, usually colored, thrown or dropped from a height to enhance the gaiety of a festive event, as a parade, wedding, or New Year's Eve party.
2. confections; bonbons.
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