Origin of legible
Examples from the Web for legibly
The man-servant—with news, and bad news, legibly written in his disturbed face and manner—entered the room.The New Magdalen|Wilkie Collins
At eight in the evening he had copied a piece of music, not artistically but legibly, and Rousseau paid him the six cents.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
It is urgently requested that Members' names and detachment numbers should be filled in legibly.Mobilizing Woman-Power|Harriot Stanton Blatch
The letters are legibly written, and there can be no mistake about any of them.
It is written so legibly, too, that I can read it without my glasses.The Campers Out|Edward S. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for legibly
Word Origin for legible
Word Origin and History for legibly
late 14c., from Late Latin legibilis "that can be read," from Latin legere "to read" (see lecture (n.)). Related: Legibly.