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Topic: LANGUAGES

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of fluere 'to flow'

fluent

adjective
     
flu‧ent
1SLL able to speak a language very well
fluent in
She was fluent in English, French, and German.
2SLL

fluent French/Japanese etc

someone who speaks fluent French etc speaks it like a person from that country:
He spoke in fluent Italian.
3AP fluent speech or writing is smooth and confident, with no mistakes:
He was a fluent and rapid prose writer.
4 fluent movements are smooth and gentle, not sudden and sharp:
She rose with the fluent movement of an athlete.
fluently adverb:
He spoke French fluently.
fluency noun [uncountable]
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