Definition of fluency noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfluːənsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfluːənsi//
    [uncountable, singular] Language skills
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  1. 1the quality of being able to speak or write a language, especially a foreign language, easily and well Fluency in French is required for this job. to build up a fluency in written and spoken English Some young children achieve great fluency in their reading. See related entries: Language skills
  2. 2the quality of doing something in a smooth and skilful way The team lacked fluency during the first half.
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin fluentia, from fluere ‘to flow’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fluency