Definition of readable in US English:

readable

adjective

  • 1Able to be read or deciphered; legible.

    • ‘In addition to copious notes he modernised punctuation and spelling to make a more readable text.’
    • ‘Results appear quickly on a clear, readable digital display.’
    • ‘My only issue is how to get readable text over the stripes - none of the colours I've tried show up well enough.’
    • ‘It's fine for snippets, but such long and interesting articles need more readable text.’
    • ‘Version 4 of his site is much more readable because the text doesn't run all over the landscape.’
    • ‘I think maybe they scroll slightly every time you wave or something, but they're not as readable as regular text messages.’
    • ‘Especially in the text block test, all text was easily readable, even the small white text.’
    • ‘You can also use a photocopier to copy print on to a transparency, but remember that you may need to enlarge it to make the text readable.’
    • ‘Two categories of readable documents were used in the study.’
    • ‘The text should be as readable as plain text but you should also be able to easily discern linked words.’
    • ‘This would allow an attacker to move from the Web environment to read files readable to the OS.’
    • ‘At this he looked at his page and noticed all the letters looked perfectly readable now that he knew how to read it.’
    • ‘In my fingers, besides the wet muck of packing material was a soppy but readable copy of Tatz's book.’
    • ‘My own copy, still readable in faded purple, occupies a special place on my office bookshelf.’
    • ‘Once most books are readable over the Internet, however, what will happen with the form?’
    • ‘Now that I've actually got a readable blog, I need to write something worth reading.’
    • ‘Several people have written to tell me that these books are readable online.’
    • ‘I have found that even small text is readable without having to put your dial right up to the screen.’
    legible, easy to read, decipherable, easily deciphered, clear, intelligible, understandable, comprehensible, easy to understand
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    1. 1.1 Easy or enjoyable to read.
      ‘a marvelously readable book’
      • ‘Such casual sketches of the master are also being featured in the immensely readable book.’
      • ‘As a result, the text is readable and useful as a source for practitioners as well as teachers and students.’
      • ‘This is a well researched, informative and extremely readable book that will make you rage against the system and want to get active.’
      • ‘This short, readable book outlines with exemplary clarity the philosophical terms of the issue.’
      • ‘The text is eminently readable and supported by detailed citations and a voluminous index.’
      • ‘Nevertheless, this is an informative, readable book which puts piracy in true perspective.’
      • ‘Despite these shortcomings, this is an interesting and eminently readable textbook.’
      • ‘Barring a few spelling mistakes, the book is readable and understandable.’
      • ‘Every page is compulsively readable, and usually says something very funny, even if it happens to be wrong.’
      • ‘Which is why, no doubt, the most readable biographies have invariably been works of great scholarship as well.’
      • ‘They should aim to present short, readable articles in the paper journal.’
      • ‘Can you come out with some easily readable booklets which the young as well as not so young can read with interest?’
      • ‘The articles are readable and are probably best read individually rather than as a group.’
      • ‘Hence our preference for brief, readable letters supplemented with pictures and summaries of responses.’
      • ‘Each period is divided into subsections comprising academic yet readable essays.’
      • ‘This erudite yet readable volume admirably meets the high standards set by the new series.’
      • ‘As a consequence, the text is more readable than most encyclopedic treatments.’
      • ‘This accomplished and supremely readable book commands our sympathy and evokes a regret for what might have been.’
      • ‘Thus, every effort will be made to publish timely and highly readable essays.’
      • ‘Fakery, fiction and actual recorded history swirl together in this intelligent and readable book.’
      enjoyable, entertaining, interesting, absorbing, engaging, gripping, enthralling, engrossing, compulsive, stimulating
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  • 2(of data or a storage medium or device) capable of being processed or interpreted by a computer or other electronic device.

Pronunciation

readable

/ˈrēdəb(ə)l//ˈridəb(ə)l/