My father practiced his new signature until he could write it fluently.
How many 72-year-olds do you know who can speak that fluently?
He painted her, as fluently as Sargent or Boldini might have, then wrapped the painting, and tied up the package.
The helmsman, who did not speak English or Italian fluently, responded, “Hard to Starboard?”
No Englishman that she had ever met had spoken the German language so fluently.
Yes; but I had never heard that they quoted the Æneid so fluently.
He spoke English fluently, doubtless acquired in his youth at Cyprus, where he was born.
He spoke English fluently, because when a boy he had been at school in London.
An aide who spoke French fluently was apt to be in the saddle whenever his pen was not in use.
In this way most of the deaf are enabled to communicate with each other readily and 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.