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Meaning of FLUENT

Pronunciation:  'floount

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech"
  2. [adj]  smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace of a ballerina"; "liquid prose"
  3. [adj]  easy and graceful in shape; "a yacht with long, fluent curves"

FLUENT is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: articulate, eloquent, facile, flowing, fluid, graceful, liquid, silver, silver-tongued, smooth, smooth-spoken



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Flu"ent\, a. [L. fluens, -entis, p. pr. of fluere to
    flow; cf. Gr. ? to boil over. Cf. {Fluctuate}, {Flux}.]
    1. Flowing or capable of flowing; liquid; glodding; easily
    2. 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.
             With most fluent utterance.           --Denham.
             Fluent as the flight of a swallow is the sultan's
             letter.                               --De Quincey.
  2. \Flu"ent\, n.
    1. A current of water; a stream. [Obs.]
    2. [Cf. F. fluente.] (Math.) A variable quantity, considered
       as increasing or diminishing; -- called, in the modern
       calculus, the {function} or {integral}.
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