Definition of flowing in English:


Syllabification: flow·ing
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



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  • 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.

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