- n. （婚礼、狂欢节中抛撒的）五彩纸屑；（旧时狂欢节或庆祝场合抛撒的）糖果
- n. (Confetti)人名；(意)孔费蒂
来自confection, 甜食。词义由甜食到五彩纸屑，以与甜食相配。字母c脱落，比较benefit, benefactor.
- confetti:  The Latin compound verb conficere meant ‘put together, make, prepare’ (it was formed from the prefix com- and facere ‘do, make’, source of English fact, factory, fashion, etc and related to English do). From its past participial stem was formed the noun confectiō, which passed into English, via Old French, as confection in the 14th century (by which time it already had its present-day association with sweets).
But the past participle confectum also produced Old French confit, whence English comfit , and Italian confetto, which was a small sweet traditionally thrown during carnivals. The British adapted the missiles to weddings (displacing the traditional rice) at the end of the 19th century, using symbolic shreds of coloured paper rather than real sweets.
=> comfit, confection, discomfit, do, fact, factory, fashion
- confetti (n.)
- 1815, from Italian plural of confetto "sweetmeat," via Old French, from Latin confectum, confectus (see confection). A small candy traditionally thrown during carnivals in Italy, custom adopted in England for weddings and other occasions, with symbolic tossing of paper.
- 1. The winning team was showered with confetti.
- 2. Confetti showered down on the newly - weds.
- 3. Crowds were just filling the skyscrapers and throwing out confetti.
- 4. Do not throw confetti, and Cashew Nut Shell does not litter bags.
- 不乱扔纸屑, 不乱丢果壳和包装袋.
- 5. But the purple confetti fell again Thursday, this time with particular meaning.
- 但是就在星期四,紫金王朝盛世再次降临, 此次意义非同一般.
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