Definition of flowing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflōiNG/


1(Especially of long hair or clothing) hanging or draping loosely and gracefully: a long flowing gown of lavender silk
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  • She stood in the hallway in another one of her typical flowing dresses, her hair tied up this time and a small pair of silver glasses resting on her nose.
  • He was dressed in dark flowing clothing; she couldn't place the colour in the darkness.
  • She rode on the ocean's surface with the moon illuminating her flowing hair and garments.
loose, free, unconfined, draping
1.1(Of a line or contour) smoothly continuous: the flowing curves of the lawn
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  • The forms he invented are usually very simple: they are slender and curving and create continuous flowing lines.
  • Curves are some of the most beautiful thing that nature has given us, the flowing lines, smooth and gentle.
  • If necessary, grinding should be done to maintain smooth flowing contours.
sleek, streamlined, aerodynamic, smooth, clean;
elegant, graceful
technical faired
1.2(Of language, movement, or style) graceful and fluent: a flowing prose style
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  • Her detractors gleefully held up her lack of articulateness in comparison to the flowing narrative of her prose.
  • His writing is graceful, flowing and confident.
  • Most they put immediately back because they were written in Dimish and the Neraks could not read the graceful, flowing script.
fluent, fluid, free-flowing, effortless, easy, natural, smooth



Example sentences
  • Not only are they drinking, but throwing back their heads so the water or juice and go down flowingly.
  • Simon adroitly dodges the kick, flowingly stepping to the side.
  • If buildings are being bombarded by suppressive fire, they destruct flowingly like a real building would.

Words that rhyme with flowing

easygoing, going, knowing, mowing, outgoing, showing, sowing, thoroughgoing, toing and froing

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Syllabification: flow·ing

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