Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being fluent.
  • noun Readiness and smoothness of utterance; volubility.
  • noun Affluence; abundance.
  • noun Synonyms Glibness, facility, readiness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being fluent; smoothness; readiness of utterance; volubility.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of smoothness of flow
  • noun linguistics The quality of being fluent in a language; A person's command of a particular language.
  • noun The quality of consistently applying skill correctly in the manner of one well-practiced at it, requiring little deliberate thought to perform without mistakes

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

  • noun skillfulness in speaking or writing
  • noun powerful and effective language
  • noun the quality of being facile in speech and writing

Etymologies

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From Latin fluentia, cognate French fluence.

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