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Definitions for fluent
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word fluent.
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"
eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spokenadjective
expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
"able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"
That flows; flowing, liquid.
Able to speak a language accurately, rapidly, and confidently – in a flowing way.
Etymology: From fluens.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: fluens, Latin.
It is not malleable; but yet is not fluent, but stupified. Francis Bacon.
Motion being a fluent thing, and one part of its duration being absolutely independent upon another, it doth not follow that because any thing moves this moment, it must necessarily continue to do so the next. John Ray, on the Creation.
Those have some natural dispositions, which have better grace in youth than in age, such as is a fluent and luxurious speech. Francis Bacon.
I shall lay before you all that’s within me,
And with most fluent utterance. John Denham, Sophy.
Stream; running water.
Confiding in their hands, that sed’lous strive
To cut th’ outrageous fluent; in this distress,
Ev’n in the sight of death. Phillips.
Fluency (also called volubility and eloquency) is the property of a person or of a system that delivers information quickly and with expertise.
flowing or capable of flowing; liquid; glodding; easily moving
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
a current of water; a stream
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
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fluent is ranked #91221 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Fluent surname appeared 202 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fluent.
98% or 198 total occurrences were White.
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The numerical value of fluent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of fluent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of fluent in a Sentence
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.
We are at a tipping point with our language. We have enough fluent speakers now that we need to use [them] to help save our language.
He grew up in Europe, and he's lived all over the continent, and he's fluent in French, Russian and Italian. He reads Spanish and Portuguese. And he can get by and understand Polish and Ukrainian, which enables him to communicate directly with about half the population of Europe.
Kenji's English is very good. He should sound more fluent.
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.
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- فصيح, طلقArabic
- подвижен, свободен, теченBulgarian
- plynulý, plynnýCzech
- με ευχέρεια, ρευστόςGreek
- fluido, fluidaSpanish
- éloquent, courant, éloquente, couranteFrench
- siùbhlachScottish Gaelic
- վարժ, սահուն, արագախոսArmenian
- fasih, lancarIndonesian
- altalandi, reiprennandiIcelandic
- 流暢な, すらすら, ぺらぺらJapanese
- płynny, biegłyPolish
- свободный, беглыйRussian
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