Fluent Definition

Able to write or speak easily, smoothly, and expressively.
Fluent in French.
Webster's New World
Flowing or moving smoothly and easily.
Fluent verse.
Webster's New World
Flowing effortlessly; polished.
Speaks fluent Russian; gave a fluent performance of the sonata.
American Heritage
Flowing or capable of flowing; fluid.
American Heritage
The definition of fluent is having complete knowledge of a foreign language so you can express yourself in that language, or the ability to speak easily, flow freely or move smoothly.
A person who can speak a foreign language very well is an example of someone who is fluent in that language.
An eloquent speaker who makes speeches easily and articulately is an example of a fluent speaker.
A person who glides and moves gracefully is an example of someone who would be described as having fluent movements.

Origin of Fluent

  • Latin fluēns fluent- present participle of fluere to flow bhleu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin fluens (“flowing”).

    From Wiktionary


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