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Relating to fluency.


/flu·ent/ (floo´int) flowing effortlessly; said of speech.


Etymology: L. fluens flowing
flowing effortlessly. It is said of speech.


The ease and efficiency of speech; the production of speech without pauses, lapses, or hesitation.
fluent, adjective
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Meriem spoke English fluently now, and read and wrote it as well.
I knew it--as well as the German language--well enough to read it fluently, but not to speak it correctly.
Elizabeth, feeling all the more than common awkwardness and anxiety of his situation, now forced herself to speak; and immediately, though not very fluently, gave him to understand that her sentiments had undergone so material a change, since the period to which he alluded, as to make her receive with gratitude and pleasure his present assurances.
She spoke slowly, though quite fluently, often pausing after a question, or before any transition of ideas.
Fortunately I could answer this question in the affirmative; having studied French under a Frenchman, I could speak the language intelligibly though not fluently.
Yet with the money which the authorities restored to her from the pockets of the Poles the Grandmother effected very, very little, for there soon arrived to take his countrymen's place, a third Pole--a man who could speak Russian fluently, was dressed like a gentleman (albeit in lacqueyish fashion), and sported a huge moustache.
I wonder if he has forgotten the many unanswerable questions which he propounded to me so fluently on the day when I gave him my last lecture?
One useful result of his former experiences was that he could talk fluently in the Lingoa Geral, which is the peculiar talk, one-third Portuguese and two-thirds Indian, which is current all over Brazil.
He talked fluently and well, not without humour, but with a slightly dogmatic manner: he was a journalist, it appeared, and had something amusing to say on every topic that was touched upon; but it exasperated Philip to find himself edged out of the conversation.
At eighteen he read fluently and understood nearly all he read in the many and varied volumes on the shelves.
He spoke English fluently, but with a strong German flavour.
Beginning with spasmodic words, he went on to speak more and more fluently, more and more passionately, feeling her leaning towards him, listening with wonder like a child, with gratitude like a woman.