adjective leg·i·ble \ˈle-jə-bəl\

: capable of being read : clear enough to be read

Full Definition of LEGIBLE

:  capable of being read or deciphered :  plain <legible handwriting>
:  capable of being discovered or understood
leg·i·bil·i·ty \ˌle-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
leg·i·bly \ˈle-jə-blē\ adverb

Examples of LEGIBLE

  1. The document is not legible.
  2. <an anxious mood that was clearly legible upon her face>

Origin of LEGIBLE

Middle English, from Late Latin legibilis, from Latin legere to read
First Known Use: 14th century
LEGIBLE Defined for Kids


adjective leg·i·ble \ˈle-jə-bəl\

Definition of LEGIBLE for Kids

:  clear enough to be read <legible writing>
leg·i·bly \-blē\ adverb


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