ember

[ em-ber ]

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

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

Origin + 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.

Synonyms

  • ash
  • cinder

Antonyms

  • flame

Example

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

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