Definitions for legibleˈlɛdʒ ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

leg•i•bleˈlɛdʒ ə bəl(adj.)

  1. capable of being read or deciphered, esp. with ease, as writing or printing.

  2. capable of being discerned or distinguished:

    Anger was legible in his behavior.

Origin of legible:

1400–50; late ME < L legibilis <legere to read


Princeton's WordNet

  1. legible(adj)

    (of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered

    "legible handwriting"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. legible(adjective)ˈlɛdʒ ə bəl

    (of writing) able to be read easily

    Her handwriting was legible but not neat.; to write legibly


  1. legible(Adjective)

    Being clear enough to be read, readable, particularly for handwriting.

  2. Origin: From legibilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legible(adj)

    capable of being read or deciphered; distinct to the eye; plain; -- used of writing or printing; as, a fair, legible manuscript

  2. Legible(adj)

    capable of being discovered or understood by apparent marks or indications; as, the thoughts of men are often legible in their countenances

Translations for legible

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clear enough to be read

The writing was faded but still legible.

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