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1. fluency

noun. ['ˈfluːənsi'] powerful and effective language.

Synonyms

  • smoothness
  • eloquence
  • expressive style

Antonyms

  • ungraciousness
  • variability
  • unevenness
  • effortfulness

Etymology

  • fluentia (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Fluency

  • truancy

Example sentences of the word fluency


1. Noun, singular or mass
Remember to use good fluency habits so they will mimic you when they read.

Quotes containing the word fluency


1. I always thought old age would be a writer’s best chance. Whenever I read the late work of Goethe or W. B. Yeats I had the impertinence to identify with it. Now, my memory’s gone, all the old fluency’s disappeared. I don’t write a single sentence without saying to myself, ‘It’s a lie!’ So I know I was right. It’s the best chance I’ve ever had.
- Samuel Beckett

2. re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency, not only in its words, but in the silent lines of its lips and face, and between the lashes of your eyes, and in every motion and joint of your body.[From the preface to Leaves Grass]
- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

3. To confuse compulsory schooling with equal educational opportunity is like confusing organized religion with spirituality. One does not necessarily lead to the other. Schooling confuses teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new.
- Wendy Priesnitz

2. fluency

noun. ['ˈfluːənsi'] the quality of being facile in speech and writing.

Synonyms

  • articulateness
  • volubility

Antonyms

  • terseness
  • verboseness
  • inelegance

Etymology

  • fluentia (Latin)

3. fluency

noun. ['ˈfluːənsi'] skillfulness in speaking or writing.

Antonyms

  • disfluency

Etymology

  • fluentia (Latin)
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