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Definition of Fluent


  1. Flowing or capable of flowing; liquid; glodding; easily moving.
  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.
  3. A current of water; a stream.
  4. A variable quantity, considered as increasing or diminishing; -- called, in the modern calculus, the function or integral.

Fluent Quotations

The creation of George Smiley, the retired spy recalled to hunt for just such a high-ranking mole in 'Tinker, Tailor,' was extremely personal. I borrowed elements of people I admired and invested them in this mythical character. I'm such a fluent, specious person now, but I was an extremely awkward fellow in those days.
John le Carre

I'd love to go to art school. I'd love to learn how to draw. I'd love to be fluent in Spanish. I'd like to be a brain surgeon.
Billie Joe Armstrong

I am making sure, as the governor of a territory, that our kids speak fluent English. But having said that, I will tell my wife I love her in Spanish, and I will pray in Spanish, and no one from Washington should come down here and tell us how to go about it.
Luis Fortuno

A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like her daughter to resemble her in.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

During the 1980s, when Japan's economy was roaring and people were writing books with titles like 'Japan is Number One,' most Japanese college students didn't make the effort to become fluent in English.
Rebecca MacKinnon
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Fluent Translations

fluent in Dutch is stromend, vloeiend
fluent in Latin is eloquens, facundus, volubilis
fluent in Norwegian is flytende
fluent in Spanish is fluido
fluent in Swedish is flytande
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