Adjective "legible" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of handwriting or print) clear enough to read.
  1. 'The artistic style in some cases overshadows the writings, no matter how clean and legible the writings are.'
  2. 'It will be clear and legible both for singers and musicians.'
  3. 'I stared at the note, wishing that the mystery person had more legible handwriting.'
  4. 'If they were to inspect it closely, they would find a large crack across the top cutting through an inscription which is now barely legible.'
  5. 'Records that were not legible or understandable could not be assessed for appropriateness.'
  6. 'This book has an attractive look to it, with a legible typeface and good layout.'
  7. 'The menu controls in the viewfinder are equally bright, sharp and legible.'
  8. 'But if the note is made legible they hope it could provide further information.'
  9. 'He used the name Harris and wrote a barely legible address in Nottinghamshire.'
  10. 'Short correspondence like thank-you notes can be handwritten if your handwriting is legible.'


1. capable of being read or deciphered, especially with ease, as writing or printing; easily readable.

2. capable of being discerned or distinguished: Anger was legible in his looks and behavior.

More examples(as adjective)

"signatures can be legible in types."

"prices can be legible to purchasers."

"prices can be legible as referrings."

"names can be legible on posters."

"materials can be legible to people."

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Late Middle English: from late Latin legibilis, from legere ‘to read’.