liquid
Pronunciation Noun

liquid

  1. A substance that is flowing, and keeping no shape, such as water; a substance of which the molecules, while not tending to separate from one another like those of a gas, readily change their relative position, and which therefore retains no definite shape, except that determined by the containing receptacle; an inelastic fluid.
    Coordinate terms: solid#English|solid, gas#English|gas
    hypo en
    A liquid can freeze to become a solid or evaporate into a gas.
  2. (phonetics) A class of consonant sounds that includes l and r.
    Hypernyms: approximant, consonant
    Coordinate term: glide#English|glide
Translations Translations Adjective

liquid

  1. Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid and not gaseous; composed of particles that move freely among each other on the slightest pressure.
    liquid nitrogen
  2. (finance, of an asset) Easily sold or disposed of without losing value.
  3. (finance, of a market) Having sufficient trading activity to make buying or selling easy.
  4. Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones.
    a liquid melody
  5. (phonology) Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth.
    L and R are liquid letters.
  6. Fluid and transparent.
    the liquid air
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