He painted her, as fluently as Sargent or Boldini might have, then wrapped the painting, and tied up the package.
My father practiced his new signature until he could write it fluently.
The helmsman, who did not speak English or Italian fluently, responded, “Hard to Starboard?”
How many 72-year-olds do you know who can speak that fluently?
No Englishman that she had ever met had spoken the German language so fluently.
He spoke easily, fluently, and calmly: a man supremely self-controlled.
He spoke English fluently, doubtless acquired in his youth at Cyprus, where he was born.
You speak foreign languages—at least, French and German—fluently.
An aide who spoke French fluently was apt to be in the saddle whenever his pen was not in use.
Yes; but I had never heard that they quoted the Æneid so fluently.
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.