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flu·ent

 (flo͞o′ənt)
adj.
1.
a. Able to express oneself readily and effortlessly: a fluent speaker; fluent in three languages.
b. Flowing effortlessly; polished: speaks fluent Russian; gave a fluent performance of the sonata.
2. Flowing or moving smoothly; graceful: a yacht with long, fluent curves.
3. Flowing or capable of flowing; fluid.

[Latin fluēns, fluent-, present participle of fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]

flu′en·cy n.
flu′ent·ly adv.

fluency

(ˈfluːənsɪ)
n
the quality of being fluent, esp facility in speech or writing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fluency - powerful and effective language; "his eloquence attracted a large congregation"; "fluency in spoken and written English is essential"; "his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police"
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
2.fluency - skillfulness in speaking or writing
skillfulness - the state of being cognitively skillful
disfluency - lack of skillfulness in speaking or writing
3.fluency - the quality of being facile in speech and writingfluency - the quality of being facile in speech and writing
communicativeness - the trait of being communicative

fluency

noun
1. ability to speak or write, good command, articulateness To work as a translator, you need fluency in at least one language.
2. ease, control, facility, command, assurance, readiness, smoothness, slickness, glibness, volubility, articulateness He was praised for speeches of remarkable fluency.

fluency

noun
Ready skill in expression:
Translations
طَلاقَةُ اللسان
plynulost
talefærdighed
flæðiliîugleiki, orîfimi
tekoče izražanje
akıcılık

fluency

[ˈfluːənsɪ] N
1. (in foreign language) → fluidez f, soltura f
she speaks French with great fluencyhabla francés con mucha fluidez or solturadomina bien el francés
you need fluency in at least one foreign languagenecesita dominar al menos una lengua
I was impressed by his fluency in Englishme impresionó su dominio del inglés
2. (in speaking, reading, writing) → fluidez f, soltura f
3. [of movement] → soltura f

fluency

[ˈfluːənsi] n
[speech, reading, writing] → aisance f
(in foreign language)aisance f
fluency in a language → aisance dans une langue
his fluency in French → son aisance en français

fluency

n
(in a foreign language) → fließendes Sprechen; this job requires fluency in Germanfür diese Stelle ist fließendes Deutsch Voraussetzung; fluency in two foreign languages is a requirementdie Beherrschung von zwei Fremdsprachen ist Voraussetzung; his fluency in English is inadequateer spricht Englisch nicht fließend genug
(in one’s native language, of speaker, writer) → Gewandtheit f; (of style)Flüssigkeit f
(of movement)Flüssigkeit f

fluency

[ˈfluːənsɪ] nfacilità, scioltezza
his fluency in English → la sua scioltezza nel parlare l'inglese

fluent

(ˈfluənt) adjective
1. (of a language etc) smoothly and skilfully spoken. He spoke fluent French.
2. (of a person) able to express oneself easily. He is fluent in English.
ˈfluency noun
ease in speaking or expressing. Her fluency surprised her colleagues.
ˈfluently adverb
He speaks Spanish fluently.
References in classic literature ?
The young imps on the verandah were not disappointed in their hope of hearing him "swar," which he did with a fluency and fervency which delighted them all amazingly, as they ducked and dodged hither and thither, to be out of the reach of his riding-whip; and, all whooping off together, they tumbled, in a pile of immeasurable giggle, on the withered turf under the verandah, where they kicked up their heels and shouted to their full satisfaction.
As a public speaker, he excels in pathos, wit, comparison, imitation, strength of reasoning, and fluency of language.
She played: her execution was brilliant; she sang: her voice was fine; she talked French apart to her mamma; and she talked it well, with fluency and with a good accent.
The Russian could scarce repress a smile as he listened to Lord Greystoke's words, since scarce a half hour had passed since the time the future Lord Greystoke had been sitting upon the disordered bed jabbering away to Ajax with all the fluency of a born ape.
His sentences were well turned, his words clear, and his fluency of speech remarkable.
Finally, he poured forth a great fluency of speech.
His manner was impressive enough, if his English was childishly imperfect when compared with the fluency of Mr.
The gentleman, after looking towards me once or twice, politely accosted me in very good English; I remember I wished to God that I could speak French as well; his fluency and correct pronunciation impressed me for the first time with a due notion of the cosmopolitan character of the capital I was in; it was my first experience of that skill in living languages I afterwards found to be so general in Brussels.
He could immediately say with easy fluency, "I am sorry you are going; but as to our play, that is all over--entirely at an end" (looking significantly at his father).
sincerely delighted," returned the General, who had now, to a certain extent, recovered his senses; and inasmuch as, when occasion arose, he could speak with fluency, gravity, and a certain effect, he set himself to be expansive in his remarks, and went on: "We have been so dismayed and upset by the news of your indisposition
Blunt mere talking with extreme fluency and I even caught the individual words, but I could not in the revulsion of my feelings get hold of the sense.
These gentlemen spoke the mother tongue of the Mummy with inimitable fluency and grace; but I could not help observing that (owing, no doubt, to the introduction of images entirely modern, and, of course, entirely novel to the stranger) the two travellers were reduced, occasionally, to the employment of sensible forms for the purpose of conveying a particular meaning.