flowing

adjective flow·ing \ ˈflō-iŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of flowing

1 : moving smoothly and continuously in or as if in a stream
  • a flowing river
2 a : smooth and graceful
  • flowing handwriting
b : hanging loosely and gracefully
  • a flowing gown
  • her long, flowing tresses

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

First Known Use of flowing

before 12th century



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