Fluency Flu"en*cy, n. [L. fluentia: cf. F. fluence. See {Fluent}.] The quality of being fluent; smoothness; readiness of utterance; volubility. [1913 Webster]

The art of expressing with fluency and perspicuity. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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