The state of matter in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow, little or no tendency to disperse, and relatively high incompressibility. Matter or a specific body of matter in this state. Linguistics A consonant articulated without friction and capable of being prolonged like a vowel, such as English l and r. Of or being a liquid. Having been liquefied, especially: Melted by heating: liquid wax. Condensed by cooling: liquid oxygen. Flowing readily; fluid: added milk to make the batter more liquid. Having a flowing quality without harshness or abrupt breaks: liquid prose; the liquid movements of a Balinese dancer. Linguistics Articulated without friction and capable of being prolonged like a vowel. Clear and shining: the liquid brown eyes of a spaniel. Readily convertible into cash: liquid assets.