fluent fluent  /f ˈlu ənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) smooth and unconstrained in movement
  2. (adj) expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

Usage(s):

  1. The most fluent Spanish speaker of all the major modern presidential nominees was Michael Dukakis, and there's no misunderstanding what the American electorate had to say about him.
  2. The experience of last fallthe terrorist attacks, the anthrax deathsnot only deepened the interest among Christians fluent in the language of Armageddon and Apocalypse.
  3. The experience of last fall--the terrorist attacks, the anthrax deaths--not only deepened the interest among Christians fluent in the language of Armageddon and Apocalypse.

News

  1. Miss Kansas says she likes breaking stereotypes

    She’s an Army girl, an expert marksman, a fluent Chinese speaker and a dental technician for the Kansas Army National Guard’s Medical Detachment.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Wichita Eagle

  2. Eisenhower senior takes the initiative — and runs with it

    Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:01:53 GMT By Pat Muir Yakima Herald-Republic GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic Eisenhower High School senior Alyssa Longee can hear fine, but she’s fluent in American Sign Language because she wants all of her friends, both hearing and deaf, to be able to communicate with and appreciate others. She will attend Eastern Washington University next fall. YAKIMA, Wash. — Alyssa ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Yakima Herald-Republic

  3. Interview with a Porn Star: Lorelei Lee on sex, gender, and “Public Sex, Private Lives.”

    If there’s a stigma around sex workers, it’s that we have placed them in a box of our own moral judgments, without really knowing anything about them. What to make, then, of Lorelei Lee, who’s fluent in four languages, holds an MFA from NYU, writes poetry and screenplays, and references William Carlos Williams in her [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Oakland Local

Quotes

  1. "The team is really up for it. We are in good shape to fight on three fronts. I believe that maybe the pressure came off the team after the Roma game. We played with more freedom, our football was more fluent and our game is coming back. That's down...
    on Mar 14, 2009 By: Arsene Wenger Source: Goal.com

  2. "Every hundred is not going to be a fluent one and you are not going to hit 100 balls out of 100 from the centre of the bat. That is what Test cricket is all about. There are days that you have to work harder than the other ones," Tendulkar said.
    on Mar 20, 2009 By: Sachin Tendulkar Source: Expressindia.com

  3. "He's so fluent, you know? His whole technique is so smooth," Federer said. "And it was funny sometimes, because when I played him, it was intimidating. Because he reminded me so much of myself."
    on Mar 9, 2008 By: Roger Federer Source: International Herald Tribune

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