fluent Definition

  • 1able to express oneself easily and articulately in a language
  • 2able to flow or move smoothly and effortlessly

Using fluent: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fluent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She is fluent in Spanish and French.

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    He gave a fluent speech at the conference.

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    The dancer's movements were fluent and graceful.

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    The river flowed in a fluent manner.

fluent Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for fluent

Idioms Using fluent

  • someone who speaks a language very well


    He is a fluent speaker of Mandarin.

  • the ability to write easily and well


    Her fluent pen made her writing stand out from others.

  • to be able to communicate effectively in a particular area or field


    She is fluent in the language of business and finance.

Phrases with fluent

  • able to speak a language with ease and accuracy


    She is fluent in five languages.

  • a person who can read quickly, accurately, and with good comprehension


    Her son is a fluent reader, finishing books in just a few days.

  • handwriting that is easy to read and flows smoothly


    Her fluent handwriting made it easy for her teacher to grade her papers.

Origins of fluent

from Latin 'fluent-', meaning 'flowing'


Summary: fluent in Brief

'Fluent' [ˈfluːənt] describes someone who can express themselves easily and articulately in a language, or something that moves smoothly and effortlessly. Examples include 'She is fluent in Spanish and French,' and 'The river flowed in a fluent manner.' Phrases like 'fluent reader' and idioms like 'a fluent pen' extend the concept to reading and writing, while 'fluent in the language of' refers to communication in a particular area or field.

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