Definition of readable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrēdəb(ə)l/


1Able to be read or deciphered; legible.
Example sentences
  • My only issue is how to get readable text over the stripes - none of the colours I've tried show up well enough.
  • In addition to copious notes he modernised punctuation and spelling to make a more readable text.
  • It's fine for snippets, but such long and interesting articles need more readable text.
legible, easy to read, decipherable, clear, intelligible, comprehensible, reader-friendly
1.1Easy or enjoyable to read: a marvelously readable book
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  • The text is eminently readable and supported by detailed citations and a voluminous index.
  • As a consequence, the text is more readable than most encyclopedic treatments.
  • As a result, the text is readable and useful as a source for practitioners as well as teachers and students.
2(Of data or a storage medium or device) capable of being processed or interpreted by a computer or other electronic device.



Pronunciation: /-blē/
Example sentences
  • While I am glad these folk had something readably interesting to share, I'm not just a little jealous!
  • Following this startling testimony of how therapy is taking over our lives, he readably marshals a wide range of criticisms of how therapeutic thinking is influencing the wider culture.
  • The author deserves great credit for his vast labours in unearthing this long buried data and for presenting it professionally and above all readably.

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Syllabification: read·a·ble

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