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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 ?
I despaired of ever expressing myself with such aptness or with such fluency.
His manner was impressive enough, if his English was childishly imperfect when compared with the fluency of Mr.
I assure you I am often surprised at my own fluency, and, when I get a little more practice in the genders and the idioms, I shall do very well in this respect.
I almost envied the unfettered, vigorous fluency of her discourse, and the strong sense evinced by everything she said--and yet, I did not; for, though I occasionally regretted my own deficiencies for his sake, it gave me very great pleasure to sit and hear the two beings I loved and honoured above every one else in the world, discoursing together so amicably, so wisely, and so well.
In return to these compliments the other bade him hold his tongue, and keep his noise to himself, and laid upon him many similar injunctions, with great fluency of speech and sternness of manner.
He is generally a smooth and fluent versifier, but his fluency is his undoing; he wraps up his material in too great a mass of verbiage.
He talked with fluency and spirit -- and there was an archness and pleasantry in his manner which interested, though it was hardly understood by her.
He had a real feeling for literature, and he could impart his own passion with an admirable fluency.
Dobbin, and after the first word or two of hesitation, he could speak with perfect fluency, and it was evident that his eloquence on this occasion made some impression upon the lady whom he addressed.
As a public speaker, he excels in pathos, wit, comparison, imitation, strength of reasoning, and fluency of language.
I could talk a while when the evening commenced, but the first gush of vivacity and fluency gone, I was fain to sit on a stool at Diana's feet, to rest my head on her knee, and listen alternately to her and Mary, while they sounded thoroughly the topic on which I had but touched.
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.