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FLUENCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fluency mean? 

FLUENCY (noun)
  The noun FLUENCY has 3 senses:

1. powerful and effective language
2. skillfulness in speaking or writing
3. the quality of being facile in speech and writing

  Familiarity information: FLUENCY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLUENCY (noun)


Sense 1fluency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Powerful and effective language

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

eloquence; fluency; smoothness

Context examples:

his eloquence attracted a large congregation / fluency in spoken and written English is essential / his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police

Hypernyms ("fluency" is a kind of...):

expressive style; style (a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period)


Sense 2fluency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Skillfulness in speaking or writing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("fluency" is a kind of...):

skillfulness (the state of being cognitively skillful)


Sense 3fluency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being facile in speech and writing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

articulateness; volubility; fluency

Hypernyms ("fluency" is a kind of...):

communicativeness (the trait of being communicative)


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