Meaning of “smoulder” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I ] UK (US smolder) uk us /ˈsməʊldər/

to burn slowly, producing smoke but no flames:

The fire was still smouldering the next morning.
a smouldering bonfire

to have a strong feeling, especially anger, but not express it:

I could see he was smouldering with anger.

(Definition of “smoulder” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)