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English definition of “legible”


adjective     /ˈledʒ.ɪ.bl̩/
describes writing or print that can be read easily: Her handwriting is barely legible. → Opposite illegibleDescribing handwriting and print legibly     /-bli/ adverb Describing handwriting and print
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