Definition of Fluency

1. Noun. Powerful and effective language. "His oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police"

Exact synonyms: Eloquence, Smoothness
Generic synonyms: Expressive Style, Style
Derivative terms: Eloquent, Fluent

2. Noun. Skillfulness in speaking or writing.
Generic synonyms: Skillfulness
Antonyms: Disfluency
Derivative terms: Fluent

3. Noun. The quality of being facile in speech and writing.
Exact synonyms: Articulateness, Volubility
Generic synonyms: Communicativeness
Derivative terms: Articulate, Fluent, Voluble

Definition of Fluency

1. n. The quality of being fluent; smoothness; readiness of utterance; volubility.

Definition of Fluency

1. Noun. The quality of smoothness of flow ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics) The quality of being fluent in a language; A person's command of a particular language. ¹

3. Noun. The quality of consistently applying skill correctly in the manner of one well-practiced at it, requiring little deliberate thought to perform without mistakes ¹

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Definition of Fluency

1. the quality of being fluent [n -CIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fluency

flue gas
flue pipe
flue stop
fluency (current term)
fluent aphasia
flufenamic acid

Literary usage of Fluency

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1. Becoming a Literacy Leader: Supporting Learning and Changeby Jennifer Allen by Jennifer Allen (2006)
""Reading fluency assessment and instruction: What why and how? ... This article provides the theoretical background for reading fluency and why it is an ..."

2. Practice with Purpose: Literacy Work Stations for Grades 3-6by Debbie Diller by Debbie Diller (2005)
"How This Station Supports fluency Giving readers opportunities to read for a sustained period of time helps them practice reading fluently if they are ..."

3. Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography by John Fiske, James Grant Wilson (1898)
"He read ten languages with fluency, was a philologist, geologist, botanist, musician, ... He wrote with a sort of natural fluency which approached nearer to ..."

4. A New Manual of Method by Alfred Hezekiah Garlick (1896)
"fluency.—Certain mechanical conditions are essential for fluency. The type must be good, the light abundant without glare, good eyesight, and a comfortable ..."

5. Put Reading First: The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Bonnie B. Armbruster by Bonnie B. Armbruster (2002)
"Research, however; has not yet confirmed whether independent silent reading with minimal guidance or feedback improves reading achievement and fluency. ..."

6. Making the Most of Small Groups: Differentiation for All by Debbie Diller (2007)
"fluency includes decoding accurately, reading rate, expression, intonation, phrasing, pacing, and pausing. Reflection Questions for Professional ..."

7. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1896)
"his fluency injured a style that was by nature 'masculine and sinewy' (cf. PHILIP KIM.'s Surf rit,1606; ..."

8. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1907)
"and fluency of Speech, & a thorough Master of his trade, tho' at the same time very impudent and saucy, yet he was a rascal, & could not at the end of ..."

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