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Definition of "legible" []

  • Possible to read or decipher: legible handwriting. (adjective)
  • Plainly discernible; apparent: legible weaknesses in character and disposition. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "legible" in a sentence
  • "Who heard of making the title legible only by opening the book up and looking at both sides?"
  • "The teacher became preoccupied with the presentation of the OHPs, making sure they were laid out clearly and legible from the back of the class, as they would be unable to effect significant changes on the fly."
  • "The plane was sitting on the tarmac, yards away, the livery's colours distorted by the bright sunshine, but the name legible on the fuselage: Freebird."