Definition of smouldering in English:

smouldering

(US smoldering)

noun

mass noun
  • The process of burning slowly with smoke but no flame.

    ‘the smouldering can go unnoticed for many days before smoke starts to be seen’

adjective

  • 1Burning slowly with smoke but no flame.

    ‘a smouldering fire’
    ‘a pile of smouldering wood’
    1. 1.1Denoting or showing barely suppressed anger, desire, or another powerful emotion.
      ‘each day the smouldering rage I felt burned hotter and brighter’
      ‘he met her smouldering eyes’

Pronunciation

smouldering

/ˈsməʊldərɪŋ/