verb (used without object)
- smoky hill river,
- smoky mountains,
- smoky quartz,
- smoky river,
- smoky topaz,
- smollett, tobias george,
Origin of smolder
Examples from the Web for smolder
The embers of guilt over the entire episode are placed deep within Hilly, where it will smolder for the rest of his life.When Surprise Endings Work: Stuart Nadler’s ‘Wise Men’|Nicholas Mancusi|February 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nevertheless, it continues to smolder away in Chicago, posing a potential threat to the Obama administration.
Arson…Whole streets of tenements and warehouses abandoned to smolder.
Rob can just sort of stand there and look at something and start to smolder.
She watched the thin paper curl and smolder among the smoking embers of last night's blaze.The Best Short Stories of 1920|Various
The stump will burn and smolder to the end of the roots, leaving nothing but ashes.Golden Days for Boys and Girls|Various
In places the smolder fanned to new life behind them and licked greedily at the ripe grass like hungry, red tongues.Her Prairie Knight|B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
When the cooking was finished the logs were drawn back a few inches and the fire went down to coals, but continued to smolder.Dick in the Everglades|A. W. Dimock
There was no longer a smolder in Latisan—it was all a red flame!Joan of Arc of the North Woods|Holman Day
c.1300 (implied in smoldering), "to smother, suffocate," related to Middle Dutch smolen, Low German smelen, Flemish smoel "hot," from Proto-Germanic *smel-, *smul-. The intransitive meaning "burn and smoke without flame" is first recorded 1520s, fell from use 17c. (though smoldering persisted in poetry) and was revived 19c. Figurative sense "exist in a suppressed state; burn inwardly" is from 1810. Related: Smouldered; smolderingly. Middle English also had a noun smolder meaning "smoky vapor, a stifling smoke."