Definition of fluency
: 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.
Recent Examples of fluency from the Web
That means a menu divided into three courses that require no explanation, each of which finds Goodenough's fluency in the cooking of Italy, France and the American South converging.
Happily, Amirpour’s visual storytelling has rather more fluency and wit.
Upright bassist Larry Grenadier, a first-call bassist and longtime member of Brad Mehldau’s trio, also has a history of fly-by-the-seat fluency.
Both Gorham sons would join U.S. Naval Intelligence during the war, their fluency in Japanese making them valuable.
The true value of diversity comes in bringing new ideas, experiences and cultural fluencies to the boardroom and the executive suite.
Meanwhile, my Uncle Doug attributes his fluency in French—
Like his Zorba, the 39-year-old Hassan, the son of an army officer, exudes joie-de-vivre, flirting with ballerinas and showing off his fluency in Russian — his ex-wife was a Russian dancer.
Indeed, the language remains widely spoken across much of the EU—with more than a third of the population claiming fluency in at least 13 member states—not counting the U.K. and Ireland.
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First Known Use of fluency
FLUENCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fluency for English Language Learners
: the ability to speak easily and smoothly; especially : the ability to speak a foreign language easily and effectively
: the ability to do something in a way that seems very easy
FLUENCY Defined for Kids
Definition of fluency for Students
: the ability to speak easily and well Students must demonstrate fluency in a foreign language.
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