Definition of fluent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfluːənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfluːənt//
    Language skills
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  1. 1fluent (in something) able to speak, read or write a language, especially a foreign language, easily and well She's fluent in Polish. a fluent speaker/reader ‘Can he speak German?’ ‘Yes, he’s fluent.’ See related entries: Language skills
  2. 2(of a language, especially a foreign language) expressed easily and well He speaks fluent Italian.
  3. 3(of an action) done in a smooth and skilful way fluent handwriting fluent movements
  4. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Latin fluent- ‘flowing’, from the verb fluere.
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