[ lej-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈlɛdʒ ə bəl /
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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.
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Origin of legible
First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin legibilis; equivalent to leg(ere) “to read” + -ibilis -ible
OTHER WORDS FROM legibleleg·i·bly, adverbun·leg·i·ble, adjective
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How to use legible in a sentence
One of them was North Carolina, whose dramatically more legible ballot envelope may have had a tangible impact.
British Dictionary definitions for legible
/ (ˈlɛdʒəbəl) /
(of handwriting, print, etc) able to be read or deciphered
able to be discovered; discernible
Derived forms of legiblelegibility or legibleness, nounlegibly, adverb
Word Origin for legible
C14: from Late Latin legibilis, from Latin legere to read
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