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
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin legibilis; equivalent to leg(ere) to read + -ibilis -ible
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(of handwriting, print, etc) able to be read or deciphered
able to be discovered; discernible
Word Origin for legible
C14: from Late Latin legibilis, from Latin legere to read
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late 14c., from Late Latin legibilis "that can be read," from Latin legere "to read" (see lecture (n.)). Related: Legibly.
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