free-flow·​ing ˈfrē-ˌflō-iŋ How to pronounce free-flowing (audio)
: characterized by easy freedom in movement, progression, or style
a free-flowing essay

Examples of free-flowing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For years, the menu included little more than a steak, a baked potato and free-flowing wine, offerings that reflected the habits, homogeneity and not-very-daredevil nature of many professional golfers. Alan Blinder Doug Mills, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 In addition to free-flowing wine, participants can also indulge in an olive oil tasting paired with flavorful Argentine snacks, all while an experienced local guide highlights the rich history of Mendoza’s renowned wine industry. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 The West Waukesha Bypass, the major initiative that extended Les Paul Parkway to create a looping highway route to more allow more free-flowing traffic, is a major component in the district. Jim Riccioli, Journal Sentinel, 21 Mar. 2024 The free-flowing offense that carried BYU through the regular season was rarely apparent. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 21 Mar. 2024 The podcast is said to be free-flowing, and there are already plans in place to tape episode two. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Mar. 2024 Currently on sale for nearly half off to celebrate the end of winter, these breathable polyester and spandex pants are about to become your go-to choice for travel days and beyond thanks to their elastic waistband, free-flowing fabric, and yes, pockets. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 24 Feb. 2024 Much of the electricity powering our lights and refrigerators and cellphones comes from rivers, their once free-flowing waters backing up behind dams and trickling through hydropower turbines. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2024 Each residence will sport lush gardens, free-flowing living and dining areas, an infinity-edge pool, as well as an open-air lounge—one of the best spots for stargazing. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of free-flowing was in 1875

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“Free-flowing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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