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eloquence, fluency, smoothnessnoun
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"
skillfulness in speaking or writing
fluency, volubility, articulatenessnoun
the quality of being facile in speech and writing
The quality of smoothness of flow
The quality of being fluent in a language; A person's command of a particular language.
The quality of consistently applying skill correctly in the manner of one well-practiced at it, requiring little deliberate thought to perform without mistakes
Etymology: From fluentia, cognate fluence.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from fluent.
Fluency of numbers, and most expressive figures for the poet, morals for the serious, and pleasantries for admirers of points of wit. Samuel Garth, Preface to Ovid.
Our publick liturgy must be cashiered, the better to please those men who gloried in their extemporary vein and fluency. Charles I .
Th’ unthinking victors vainly boast their pow’rs;
Be their’s the musquet, while the tongue is our’s:
We reason with such fluency and fire,
The beaux we baffle, and the learned tire. Thomas Tickell.
The common fluency of speech in many men, and most women, is owing to a scarcity of matter, and a scarcity of words; for whoever is a master of language, and hath a mind full of ideas, will be apt, in speaking, to hesitate upon the choice of both. Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on various Subjects.
Those who grow old in fluency and ease,
Behold him tost on seas. George Sandys, Paraphrase on Job.
God riches and renown to men imparts,
Even all they wish; and yet their narrow hearts
Cannot so great a fluency receive,
But their fruition to a stranger leave. George Sandys.
Fluency (also called volubility and eloquency) is the property of a person or of a system that delivers information quickly and with expertise.
the quality of being fluent; smoothness; readiness of utterance; volubility
Etymology: [L. fluentia: cf. F. fluence. See Fluent.]
Fluency is the property of a person or of a system that delivers information quickly and with expertise.
The numerical value of fluency in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of fluency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of fluency in a Sentence
Plenty of older patients who've had Covid feel like they now have dementia. But when they do the testing, all their higher-level cognitive functioning is intact, and it's things like attention or cognitive fluency that are impaired, it's important to understand where deficits are so we can target therapy appropriately.
Marco Rubio has a certain fluency, and ability to connect with voters, and this will be one of the first times a wider audience has seen it.
This change in verbal fluency is what you'd expect to see in someone five years younger.
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