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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of smoothness of flow
  • n. The quality of being fluent in a language; A person's command of a particular language.
  • n. 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


From Latin fluentia, cognate French fluence. (Wiktionary)



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