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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.
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fluent

(ˈfluːənt)
adj
1. able to speak or write a specified foreign language with facility
2. spoken or written with facility: his French is fluent.
3. easy and graceful in motion or shape
4. flowing or able to flow freely
[C16: from Latin: flowing, from fluere to flow]
ˈfluently adv
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flu•ent

(ˈflu ənt)

adj.
1. spoken or written with ease: fluent French.
2. able to speak or write smoothly, easily, or readily: fluent in three languages.
3. smooth; easy; graceful: fluent motion.
4. flowing or capable of flowing; fluid.
[1580–90; < Latin fluere to flow, stream]
flu′en•cy, flu′ent•ness, n.
flu′ent•ly, adv.
syn: fluent, glib, voluble may refer to an easy flow of words or to a person able to communicate with ease. fluent suggests the easy and ready flow of an accomplished speaker or writer; it is usu. a term of commendation: a fluent orator. glib implies an excessive fluency and lack of sincerity or profundity; it suggests talking smoothly and hurriedly to cover up or deceive: a glib salesperson. voluble implies the copious and often rapid flow of words characteristic of a person who loves to talk and will spare the audience no details: a voluble gossip.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fluent - smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"
graceful - characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
2.fluent - expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"
articulate - expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings"
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fluent

adjective
1. able to speak or write, natural, articulate, clear, easy, ready, flowing, smooth He is fluent in Arabic, French and English.
able to speak or write halting, stumbling, hesitating, faltering, stammering, hesitant, inarticulate, tongue-tied
2. effortless, natural, articulate, well-versed, glib, facile, voluble, smooth-spoken He has developed into a fluent debater.
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fluent

adjective
Marked by facility, especially of expression:
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Translations
طَلِقُ اللسانفَصيحفَصِيح
plynně hovořícíplynnýplynulý
flydende
sujuva
tečno govoriti
folyékony
reiprennandisem talar reiprennandialtalandi
流暢な
유창한
kalbantis sklandžiaikalbos sklandumassklandus
brīvi/tekoši runājošsplūstošaveikla
plynulo hovoriaci
tekoč
flytande
พูดหรือเขียนได้อย่างคล่องแคล่ว
akıcıakıcı konuşabilen
trôi chảy

fluent

[ˈfluːənt] ADJ
1. (in foreign language) he is a fluent Japanese speaker or speaker of Japanesehabla japonés con fluidez or solturadomina bien el japonés
to speak fluent French; be fluent in Frenchhablar francés con fluidez or soltura, dominar bien el francés
to become fluent in Frenchllegar a hablar francés con fluidez or soltura, llegar a tener un buen dominio del francés
2. (= not hesitant) [written style, speech, sentence] → fluido; [speaker, debater, writer] → desenvuelto
a fluent readeruna persona que lee con fluidez or soltura
she speaks in fluent sentenceshabla con frases fluidas
rage was making him fluentla ira le hacía hablar sin trabarse
3. (= graceful) [movement, dancing] → fluido
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fluent

[ˈfluːənt] adj
[speech, style] → coulant(e), aisé(e)
He's a fluent speaker → Il s'exprime avec aisance.
a fluent reader [child]
She's now a fluent reader → Elle lit maintenant avec aisance.
(in a foreign language) to be fluent in a language → parler couramment une langue
to speak fluent French, to be fluent in French → parler le français couramment
She's fluent in French → Elle parle le français couramment.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

fluent

adj
(in a foreign language) to be fluentdie Sprache fließend sprechen; to be fluent in Germanfließend Deutsch sprechen; she is fluent in six languagessie beherrscht sechs Sprachen fließend; his English is not totally fluenter spricht nicht ganz fließend Englisch; he is a fluent Japanese speaker, he speaks fluent Japaneseer spricht fließend Japanisch
(in one’s native language) writer, talker, debatergewandt; styleflüssig; readerfließend; rage was making him fluentdie Wut beflügelte seine Worte; she speaks in fluent sentencessie spricht in fließenden or flüssigen Sätzen
(= moving freely) movement, actionflüssig; Black Velvet is not the most fluent of jumpersBlack Velvet springt nicht besonders flüssig; the match contained little fluent footballdie Begegnung enthielt nur wenig flüssiges Spiel
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fluent

[ˈfluːənt] adj (style) → fluido/a, scorrevole; (speaker) → dalla parola facile; (speech) → facile, sciolto/a; (French) → corrente
he's a fluent speaker/reader → si esprime/legge senza difficoltà
he speaks fluent Italian, he's fluent in Italian → parla l'italiano correntemente
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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.
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fluent

فَصِيح plynně hovořící flydende gewandt ευφραδής fluido, hablar con fluidez sujuva fluide tečno govoriti fluente 流暢な 유창한 vloeiend flytende płynny fluente беглый flytande พูดหรือเขียนได้อย่างคล่องแคล่ว akıcı trôi chảy 流利的
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References in classic literature ?
A second sort, is of those that have some natural dispositions which have better grace in youth, than in age; such as is a fluent and luxuriant speech; which becomes youth well, but not age: so Tully saith of Hortensius, Idem manebat, neque idem decebat.
In this position his duty would be partly to perform various humble work in the household, partly also to help amuse the leisure of the inmates, and it is easy to suppose that he soon won favor as a fluent story-teller.
But this was not an easy thing to do, for Strickland was not a fluent talker.
Cousin Tom, though not fluent in speech, had inspired me with that desire by his eloquent description of the place.
She was very cautious, quite on her guard; she did not absolutely bargain, but she warily sounded me to find out what my expectations might be; and when she could not get me to name a sum, she reasoned and reasoned with a fluent yet quiet circumlocution of speech, and at last nailed me down to five hundred francs per annum--not too much, but I agreed.