Definition of legible
- legible handwriting
- murder sweltered in his heart and was legible upon his face
- —Thomas Wolfe
The document is not legible.
an anxious mood that was clearly legible upon her face
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: capable of being read : clear enough to be read
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