Definition of legible in English:

legible

adjective

  • (of handwriting or print) clear enough to read.

    ‘the original typescript is scarcely legible’
    • ‘The menu controls in the viewfinder are equally bright, sharp and legible.’
    • ‘Short correspondence like thank-you notes can be handwritten if your handwriting is legible.’
    • ‘If they were to inspect it closely, they would find a large crack across the top cutting through an inscription which is now barely legible.’
    • ‘My signature takes longer to sign than most, because I've always tried to make my name legible.’
    • ‘Health staff must ensure all handwritten records are legible, dated and signed.’
    • ‘Fortunately the eight legible digits provide enough information to enable you to supply the missing figures.’
    • ‘It will be clear and legible both for singers and musicians.’
    • ‘The inscriptions on the dials of the clock tower were no longer legible.’
    • ‘Her neat handwriting was flowing and legible, nothing like my slanted scrawl.’
    • ‘The artistic style in some cases overshadows the writings, no matter how clean and legible the writings are.’
    • ‘I continued reading past the scribbles, where the handwriting once again became legible.’
    • ‘He used the name Harris and wrote a barely legible address in Nottinghamshire.’
    • ‘Strange visual features include photographs of letters reproduced so small as to be barely legible.’
    • ‘When he filled out the paperwork, his hand was so shaky that his name and address were hardly legible.’
    • ‘This book has an attractive look to it, with a legible typeface and good layout.’
    • ‘But if the note is made legible they hope it could provide further information.’
    • ‘I stared at the note, wishing that the mystery person had more legible handwriting.’
    • ‘Half of the phrases are printed in reverse so that they are legible only when read from the other side of the cylinder.’
    • ‘Records that were not legible or understandable could not be assessed for appropriateness.’
    • ‘As we sifted through the wreckage, I came across the charred but legible number plate - it was Polish!’
    readable, easily read, easy to read, decipherable, easily deciphered, clear, distinct, plain, carefully written, neat, sharp, vivid, intelligible, understandable, comprehensible
    printed
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Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin legibilis, from legere to read.

Pronunciation:

legible

/ˈlejəb(ə)l/