Cinder vs Soot - What's the difference?

cinder | soot |


As a proper noun cinder

is a river in alaska.

As a noun soot is

fine black or dull brown particles of amorphous carbon and tar, produced by the incomplete combustion of coal, oil etc.

As a verb soot is

to cover or dress with soot.

cinder

English

Alternative forms

* (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Partially or mostly burnt material that results from incomplete combustion of coal or wood etc.
  • An ember.
  • (Jonathan Swift)
  • Slag from a metal furnace.
  • Derived terms

    * cinder block * cinder cone * cinder frame * cinder notch

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to reduce something to cinders
  • See also

    * Cinderella * scoria

    Anagrams

    * *

    soot

    English

    (wikipedia soot)

    Noun

    (-)
  • Fine black or dull brown particles of amorphous carbon and tar, produced by the incomplete combustion of coal, oil etc.
  • Synonyms

    * lampblack

    See also

    * carbon black

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover or dress with soot.
  • to soot land
    (Mortimer)

    Anagrams

    *