- interesting or easy to read
The definition of readable is something legible and easy to be read.
An example of something that would be described as readable is a neatly typed page of text.
- Easily read; legible: a readable typeface.
- Pleasurable or interesting to read: a readable story.
(comparative more readable, superlative most readable)
- (of handwriting, print, etc) legible, possible to read or at least decipher
- If that sign was still readable we'd know where we are!
- which can be read, i.e. accessed or played, by a certain technical type of device
- No sale, those aren't readable with my DVD-player!
- (of a book) enjoyable to read, of an acceptable stylistic quality or at least functionally composed
- These assembly instructions aren't readable, I still don't have a clue how to start!
read +"Ž -able
- Their campaigns are told in a readable way with the advantage of technical knowledge by Ad.
- The readable treatises of Ad.
- The changes introduced by the Genevan translators were, as a rule, a great improvement, and the version received a ready welcome and immediate popularity, not only on account of its intrinsic merits, but because of its handy size, usually that of a small quarto, and of its being printed, like Whittingham's New Testament, in a readable Roman type instead of black letter.
- The classical purity of his style, the eloquence of his speeches, the skill with which he depicted the play of emotion, and his masterly portraiture of great men, are all in turn warmly commended, and in our own day we question if any ancient historian is either more readable or more widely read.
- Up to too words per minute the signals are easily readable, but beyond that speed they are more difficult to translate, although experts can read them when received at zoo words per minute.