Ember

Pronunciation: [ em-ber ]


Definition: noun

a small live piece of coal, wood, etc., as in a dying fire; the smoldering remains of a fire

Origin: Old English


Etymology: ǣmyrge, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German eimuria ‘pyre’, Danish emmer, Swedish mörja ‘embers’. The b was added in English for ease of pronunciation.


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • ash

  • cinder

Antonyms:

  • flame

Example:

The fire was no longer crackling and only the embers remained.

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