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 smoldered
The clothes that designer Stefano Pilati created for his final collection at YSL smoldered with audacity and dark sexuality.Paris Fall Fashion Week 2012: A Finale at Yves Saint Laurent|Robin Givhan|March 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But inner-city violence has smoldered for a long time, explains crime journalist Gavin Knight.
The war in Africa smoldered and flamed during the second period from February to August, 1915.
They smoldered harmlessly for several hours until the night breeze shifted.Ticktock and Jim|Keith Robertson
Costly lace hung round his shoulders, and amid its soft folds there smoldered the dull red of a heavy golden chain.Sir Nigel|Arthur Conan Doyle
The fires now smoldered, and the heavy darkness again settled over wood and river.Bill Biddon, Trapper|Edward S. Ellis
In his eyes an underglow, so to call it, smoldered with fascinating vagueness.Eleven Possible Cases|Frank R. Stockton
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."