Cinder vs ember?

Hi all! Could anybody tell me what the difference between 'cinder' and 'ember' is? I think they are more or less the same.What do you think about it? Does an average person use them as synonym?

@Dan: can you post a photo? I mean..I can't imagine 'a piece of ash' XD

1 Answer

  • A cinder is a fragment of ash that is not burning. An ember is a fragment that is still glowing with fire. When it blows out of the fireplace onto your carpet, you will care about the difference.

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