Definition of cinder
cinderyplay \-d(ə-)rē\ adjective
Examples of cinder in a Sentence
Cinders from the campfire floated through the air.
Recent Examples of cinder from the Web
His housing at the medium-security Federal Detention Center south of downtown Miami was a spare, two-room cinder-block cell under surveillance.
This style of eruption, where fire fountains produce piles of loose volcanic cinders (Hawaiian-style volcanism).
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Origin and Etymology of cinder
Middle English sinder, from Old English; akin to Old High German sintar dross, slag, Serbian & Croatian sedra calcium carbonate
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of cinder for English Language Learners
: a very small piece of burned material (such as wood or coal)
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