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legible, readable

Legible and readable mean that something can be easily read or understood.

  • The student’s handwritten essay was barely legible.
  • Make your speaking notes more readable: type them in a large font.

Readable also refers to a text that is interesting to read.

  • I found Mistry’s latest book very readable.