- capable of being read or deciphered, especially with ease, as writing or printing; easily readable.
- capable of being discerned or distinguished: Anger was legible in his looks and behavior.
Origin of legible
Examples from the Web for legibly
Historical Examples of legibly
The letters are legibly written, and there can be no mistake about any of them.
They were but brief and legibly written—the script familiar to him.The Free Lances
It should be legibly written, so that it may be read with comfort; but no more than that.The Bertrams
It is written so legibly, too, that I can read it without my glasses.The Campers Out
Edward S. Ellis
Also, fill in the amount of your deposit as plainly, and as legibly as possible.A Simple Explanation of Modern Banking Customs
- (of handwriting, print, etc) able to be read or deciphered
- able to be discovered; discernible
Word Origin for legible
late 14c., from Late Latin legibilis "that can be read," from Latin legere "to read" (see lecture (n.)). Related: Legibly.