Cinder - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsɪndər|  American pronunciation of the word cinder
Brit.  |ˈsɪndə|  British pronunciation of the word cinder


- a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire (syn: clinker)


Cinders from the campfire floated through the air.

The cake was burnt to a cinder (=completely burnt).

a cold hearth full of cinders

The meat has been burnt to ashes / a cinder / a crisp.

cinder blocks are called breeze blocks in Britain

Word forms

singular: cinder
plural: cinders
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