What does fluent mean?

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ˈflu əntflu·ent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fluent, fluid, liquid, smoothadjective

    smooth and unconstrained in movement

    "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"

  2. eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spokenadjective

    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

    "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"


  1. fluentadjective

    That flows; flowing, liquid.

    Etymology: From fluens.

  2. fluentadjective

    Able to speak a language accurately, rapidly, and confidently – in a flowing way.

    Etymology: From fluens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fluentadjective

    flowing or capable of flowing; liquid; glodding; easily moving

    Etymology: [L. fluens, -entis, p. pr. of fluere to flow; cf. Gr. to boil over. Cf. Fluctuate, Flux.]

  2. Fluentadjective

    ready in the use of words; voluble; copious; having words at command; and uttering them with facility and smoothness; as, a fluent speaker; hence, flowing; voluble; smooth; -- said of language; as, fluent speech

    Etymology: [L. fluens, -entis, p. pr. of fluere to flow; cf. Gr. to boil over. Cf. Fluctuate, Flux.]

  3. Fluentnoun

    a current of water; a stream

    Etymology: [L. fluens, -entis, p. pr. of fluere to flow; cf. Gr. to boil over. Cf. Fluctuate, Flux.]

  4. Fluentnoun

    a variable quantity, considered as increasing or diminishing; -- called, in the modern calculus, the function or integral

    Etymology: [L. fluens, -entis, p. pr. of fluere to flow; cf. Gr. to boil over. Cf. Fluctuate, Flux.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fluent

    flōō′ent, adj. ready in the use of words: voluble: marked by copiousness.—n. the variable quantity in fluxions.—ns. Flu′ence (Milt.), Flu′ency, Flu′entness, readiness or rapidity of utterance: volubility.—adv. Flu′ently. [L. fluens, fluentis, pr.p. of fluĕre, to flow.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fluent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fluent in a Sentence

  1. Charles Boberg of McGill University:

    The speaker is obviously a native speaker of Arabic, given the way he speaks that language and the influence it has on his English but his English is extremely fluent, to a level I would label near-native.

  2. Adam Waytz:

    In general, humans care about other humans, so when we humanize something inanimate, it makes us care about the thing more, naming things can make them more memorable, easier to recall, and certainly it makes things feel more fluent or easy to process. Given that work shows that easily processed information takes on outsized importance in our minds, it is likely that naming things can give them importance as well.

  3. Caroline Roberts:

    I want to promote mahjong as an important part of the Chinese culture, most expats may not have time to become fluent in Cantonese, but perhaps they can learn how to play mahjong while they are living in Hong Kong.

  4. Sarah Palin:

    It's a benefit of Jeb Bush to be able to be so fluent in Spanish, because we have a large and wonderful Hispanic population that is helping to build America.

  5. Bill Kretzschmar:

    The speaker may have English as a second language because the intonation is not quite fluent in the way you would expect of a native U.S. speaker or native Canadian, but the speaker may have spent a long time in North America, because the speech is really too fluent just to have been learned abroad.

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