flow·ing | \ ˈflō-iŋ \

Definition of flowing 

1 : moving smoothly and continuously in or as if in a stream a flowing river

2a : smooth and graceful flowing handwriting

b : hanging loosely and gracefully a flowing gown her long, flowing tresses

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Other words from flowing

flowingly adverb
a flowingly graceful gesture As he talked along, softly, pleasantly, flowingly, he seemed to drift away imperceptibly out of this world and time … —Mark Twain

Synonyms & Antonyms for flowing


fluent, fluid, liquid


hard, nonliquid, solid

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First Known Use of flowing

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flowing was before the 12th century

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