flu·​en·​cy ˈflü-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce fluency (audio)
: the quality or state of being fluent

Examples of fluency in a Sentence

She speaks with great fluency. Students must demonstrate fluency in a foreign language to earn a degree. a dancer known for her fluency and grace He plays the piano with speed and fluency.
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Word History

First Known Use

1636, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fluency was in 1636

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“Fluency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluency. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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flu·​en·​cy ˈflü-ən-sē How to pronounce fluency (audio)
: the quality or state of being fluent
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