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Definition of "fluent" []

  • Able to express oneself readily and effortlessly: a fluent speaker; fluent in three languages. (adjective)
  • Flowing effortlessly; polished: speaks fluent Russian; gave a fluent performance of the sonata. (adjective)
  • Flowing or moving smoothly; graceful: a yacht with long, fluent curves. (adjective)
  • Flowing or capable of flowing; fluid. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fluent" in a sentence
  • "The reason that I bothered with the argument of vowelless [mz] being pronounceable is simply that I do, in fluent speech, usually produce the vowelless [mz], and therefore wanted to explain the more objectionable position, figuring the vowelled pronunciation of Ms. could defend itself."
  • "But note that it took substantial analysis to realize that — certainly more than us case-deprived English speakers are prepared to do in fluent speech."
  • "The beautiful Sofia Milos (CSI: Miami) snagged an oversized handbag charm necklace from Rosato, all the while chatting with Ms. Simona Rosato and staff in fluent Italian, and describing her pieces as “molto originale!”."