Origin of fluent
Examples from the Web for fluent
To work at Rizzoli you had to be fluent in several languages: three was the minimum when I began.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo|Felice Picano|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As fluent in drug trade jargon as Martian, Future peppers his lyrics with interstellar imagery befitting of his far out vocals.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A more recent phenomenon in the political universe is politicians of Hispanic heritage who are not fluent in Spanish.Which Potential Candidates Speak Spanish—and Will It Matter?|Eleanor Clift|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Telegraph reports that he is fluent in Swahili and a keen zoologist.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission|Tom Sykes|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite name ID and fluent Spanish (there was a sizable Hispanic population in the area), he lost by a sliver.
That universe is fluid and fluent; its contents dissolve and re-form with amazing rapidity.The Child and the Curriculum|John Dewey
This the Mexican did, translating the Spanish paragraphs into English with fluent ease, ending by reading the list of witnesses.In the Shadow of the Hills|George C. Shedd
Mr. Graham is a fluent and ingenious rhymester, with an alert mind and a well-controlled sense of humour.'Fiscal Ballads|Harry Graham
She was a fluent conversationalist, and careful and tidy in her personal appearance.Fifty Years In The Northwest|William Henry Carman Folsom
I take it then from your remark that you yourself are not fluent in Russian?Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for fluent
Word Origin for fluent
Word Origin and History for fluent
1580s, "flowing freely" (of water, also of speech), from Latin fluentem (nominative fluens) "lax, relaxed," figuratively "flowing, fluent," present participle of fluere "to flow, stream, run, melt," from PIE *bhleugw-, extended form of *bhleu- "to swell, well up, overflow" (cf. Latin flumen "river;" Greek phluein "to boil over, bubble up," phlein "to abound"), an extension of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell;" see bole. Used interchangeably with fluid in Elizabethan times. Related: Fluently.