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Definition of "illegible" []

  • Not legible or decipherable. (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 "illegible" in a sentence
  • "Most pernicious consequences [would follow (?) _ -- illegible in MS_.] and many other districts would be disloyal and rebellious; and it would be necessary, when they should have sufficient religious instruction, to go back and win them and [_illegible in MS_.] anew."
  • "Why do you say that? she asks, her expression illegible in the dark."
  • "Your letter of June 18th from [gap word illegible] is at hand."