Kindle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkɪndl|  American pronunciation of the word kindle
Brit.  |ˈkɪnd(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word kindle

verb

- catch fire(syn: inflame)

The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles

- cause to start burning(syn: conflagrate, enkindle, inflame)

The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds

- call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) (syn: arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, provoke, raise)

Examples

A love of poetry was kindled in him by his mother.

The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles

The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: kindle
he/she/it: kindles
present participle: kindling
past tense: kindled
past participle: kindled
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