Definition of legible in English:


Syllabification: leg·i·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈlejəbəl


  • (Of handwriting or print) clear enough to read: the original typescript is scarcely legible
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    • This book has an attractive look to it, with a legible typeface and good layout.
    • I stared at the note, wishing that the mystery person had more legible handwriting.
    • Health staff must ensure all handwritten records are legible, dated and signed.
    readable, easy to read, easily deciphered, clear, plain, neat, decipherable, intelligible



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  • The last entry in his little book showed the struggle of his shaking hand as he tried to write legibly.
  • All of the forms in the packet must be legibly completed, and brought with you to the assessment.
  • Those who can't even write their names legibly can still check out the Fringe Gallery downstairs.


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

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