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English definition of “intelligible”

intelligible

adjective     /ɪnˈtel.ɪ.dʒɪ.bl̩/
(of speech and writing) clear enough to be understood: She was so upset when she spoke that she was hardly intelligible. → Opposite unintelligibleEasy to understand intelligibly     /-bli/ adverb Easy to understand intelligibility     /ɪnˌtel.ɪ.dʒəˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ noun [U] Easy to understand
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