Definitions

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  • adv. In a fluent manner, as expressing oneself easily, especially in a foreign language.
  • adv. In a fluent manner, as having graceful movements.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a fluent manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a fluent manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a fluent manner

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Examples

  • When others heard them read fluently from the KJV Bible and classic literature, they assumed they had been reading since babyhood.

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  • He was a Mormon missionary in Taiwan, where he learned to speak mandarin Chinese fluently, and he served briefly as ambassador to Singapore.

    Envoy's Challenges in China

  • INNSBRUCK, Austria U.S. forward Yan Stastny speaks three languages fluently, is passable in two others and his hockey skills translate well in every arena.

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  • He speaks Latin fluently and spends more time studying insects than casting to trout.

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  • Only problem maybe is, or will be for English-speaking ruler of this language, which he speaks fluently, is German.

    CNN Transcript - Special Event: Insight: Vladimir Putin, St. Petersburg, and Russia - March 26, 2000

  • The Learning Centre of Morgan community in Surin National Park is providing and developing communication skills in reading and writing Thai language for Morgan kids and enabling them to communicate in Thai fluently to visitors. (pause) Not only can they read and write, but they can also draw pictures of Thai monks and the religious ceremony usually practiced at the temples. (pause)

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  • It is hard to expect students who do not speak English to leam how to read and write in English fluently within a one year time period.

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  • Lola started rapping out without further delay, and continued rapidly and "fluently" -- so to speak -- her letter running as follows: "lib, nach uns kom, ich una ..."

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  • At thirteen I wrote Greek with ease; and at fifteen my command of that language was so great that I not only composed Greek verses in lyric metres, but could converse in Greek fluently and without embarrassment — an accomplishment which I have not since met with in any scholar of my times, and which in my case was owing to the practice of daily reading off the newspapers into the best Greek I could furnish extempore; for the necessity of ransacking my memory and invention for all sorts and combinations of periphrastic expressions as equivalents for modern ideas, images, relations of things, &c., gave me a compass of diction which would never have been called out by a dull translation of moral essays, &c.

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

  • Greek verses in lyric metres, but could converse in Greek fluently and without embarrassment -- an accomplishment which I have not since met with in any scholar of my times, and which in my case was owing to the practice of daily reading off the newspapers into the best Greek I could furnish _extempore_; for the necessity of ransacking my memory and invention for all sorts and combinations of periphrastic expressions as equivalents for modern ideas, images, relations of things, &c., gave me a compass of diction which would never have been called out by a dull translation of moral essays, &c.

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

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