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legiblea. [L. legibilis, fr. legere to read: cf. OF. legible. See Legend.].
  •  Capable of being read or deciphered; distinct to the eye; plain; -- used of writing or printing; as, a fair, legible manuscript.  [1913 Webster]
    "The stone with moss and lichens so overspread,
    Nothing is legible but the name alone.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Capable of being discovered or understood by apparent marks or indications; as, the thoughts of men are often legible in their countenances.  [1913 Webster]


legible, adj. (of handwriting, print, etc.) clear enough to read; readable.

legibility n. legibly adv.
ME f. LL legibilis f. legere read




N intelligibility, clearness, explicitness, lucidity, comprehensibility, perspicuity, legibility, plain speaking, precision, phonanta synetoisy, a word to the wise, intelligible, clear, clear as day, clear as noonday, lucid, perspicuous, transpicuous, luminous, transparent, easily understood, easy to understand, for the million, intelligible to the meanest capacity, popularized, plain, distinct, explicit, positive, definite, graphic, expressive, illustrative, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable, unconfused, legible, recognizable, obvious, in plain terms, in plain words, in plain English, he that runs may read.

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