1 a (of speech or literary style) flowing naturally and readily. b having command of a foreign language (is fluent in German). c able to speak quickly and easily.
2 flowing easily or gracefully (the fluent line of her arabesque).
3 archaic liable to change; unsettled.
fluently adv.
Etymology: L fluere flow

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