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smolder

intransitive verb, smol·der \ˈsmōl-dər\

Simple Definition of smolder

  • : to burn slowly without flames but usually with smoke

  • : to feel a strong emotion but keep it hidden

  • : to be felt strongly by someone without being directly shown or expressed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of smolder

smoldered or smoulderedsmoldering or smouldering play \-d(ə-)riŋ\

  1. 1a :  to burn sluggishly, without flame, and often with much smokeb :  to be consumed by smoldering —often used with out

  2. 2 :  to exist in a state of suppressed activity <hostilities smoldered for years>

  3. 3 :  to show suppressed anger, hate, or jealousy <eyes smoldering with hate>

Examples of smolder in a sentence

  1. The remains of the campfire smoldered.

  2. Her eyes smoldered with anger.

  3. Anger smoldered in my heart.



Variants of smolder

or smoulder play \ˈsmōl-dər\

Origin of smolder

Middle English smolderen to smother, from smolder smoke, smudge; akin to Middle Dutch smōlen to smolder


First Known Use: 1529

Rhymes with smolder


SMOLDER Defined for Kids

smolder

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verb smol·der

Definition of smolder for Students

smoldered or smoulderedsmoldering or smouldering

  1. 1 :  to burn slowly usually with smoke and without flame <A fire was smoldering in the grate.>

  2. 2 :  to burn inwardly <Her anger smoldered.>



Variants of smolder

or smoulder


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