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fluent

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Definition able to easily comprehend and express; or expressed smoothly — especially in a foreign language

Much more rarely (seen in classic literature), fluent can mean smooth or flowing — as in:  "fluent as the flight of a swallow" or "the fluent lines on the yacht" or Shakespeare's "fluent as the sea".
  • She is fluent in three languages.
fluent = able to easily comprehend and express
  • knows China and is fluent in Mandarin
  • fluent in the intricacies of labor law
  • Special education classes helped her to became a fluent reader.
  • ...stared at her with considerable curiosity and astonishment: comprehending precious little of the fluent succession of remarks and questions which her tongue never ceased pouring forth.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • She is also fluent in Spanish.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • fluent = able to easily comprehend and express
  • Cal says she's been cussing fluently for a week, now.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • fluently = easily and expressively
  • Katerina Sergyevna has a son, little Nikolai, while Mitya runs about merrily and talks fluently.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • She herself already spoke French, and therefore easily learned our native language and spoke it fluently before we were released from our captivity.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • She spoke fluent English, so she could translate for Mary too.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • Jasper Western spoke French fluently, and the words and manner of Sanglier struck him.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • Judkins mumbled thanks that he could not speak fluently, and his eyes flashed.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • No doubt I now grew very pale;—but I talked more fluently, and with a heightened voice.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Tell-Tale Heart
  • I learned to speak fluent Hungarian just so I could talk with her.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • "This fellow, Benteret, he's supposed to be fluent in a hundred languages, but now he'll only say one word—over and over again."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • He speaks six languages fluently.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • He shouted it fluently, without faltering once.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • But Agravaine, who had been reluctant before this, became fluent.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Rage was making him fluent; the words came easily, in a rush.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • He spoke Spanish fluently.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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