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1. Easily read; legible: a readable typeface.
2. Pleasurable or interesting to read: a readable story.

read′a·bil′i·ty (read′a·ble·ness) n.
read′a·bly adv.
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Noun1.readability - the quality of written language that makes it easy to read and understand
intelligibility - the quality of language that is comprehensible
2.readability - a quality of writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read
handwriting - the activity of writing by hand; "handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis"
comprehensibility, understandability - the quality of comprehensible language or thought


[ˌriːdəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nlegibilidad f (also Comput); [of style] → amenidad f, interés m


n (= legibility, of handwriting etc) → Leserlichkeit f, → Lesbarkeit f; (= reading enjoyment)Lesevergnügen nt; (= comprehensibility, of book etc) → Lesbarkeit f


(riːd) past tense, past participle read (red) verb
1. to look at and understand (printed or written words or other signs). Have you read this letter?; Can your little girl read yet?; Can anyone here read Chinese?; to read music; I can read (= understand without being told) her thoughts/mind.
2. to learn by reading. I read in the paper today that the government is going to cut taxes again.
3. to read aloud, usually to someone else. I read my daughter a story before she goes to bed; I read to her before she goes to bed.
4. to pass one's time by reading books etc for pleasure etc. I don't have much time to read these days.
5. to study (a subject) at a university etc.
6. to look at or be able to see (something) and get information from it. I can't read the clock without my glasses; The nurse read the thermometer.
7. to be written or worded; to say. His letter reads as follows: `Dear Sir, ...'
8. (of a piece of writing etc) to make a (good, bad etc) impression. This report reads well.
9. (of dials, instruments etc) to show a particular figure, measurement etc. The thermometer reads –5C.
10. to (cause a word, phrase etc to) be replaced by another, eg in a document or manuscript. There is one error on this page – For `two yards', read `two metres'; `Two yards long' should read `two metres long'.
the act, or a period, of reading. I like a good read before I go to sleep.
ˈreadable adjective
(negative unreadable).
1. easy or pleasant to read. I don't usually enjoy poetry but I find these poems very readable.
2. able to be read. Your handwriting is scarcely readable.
ˈreadableness noun
ˌreadaˈbility noun
ˈreader noun
1. a person who reads books, magazines etc. He's a keen reader.
2. a person who reads a particular newspaper, magazine etc. The editor asked readers to write to him with their opinions.
3. a reading-book, especially for children or for learners of a foreign language. a Latin reader.
ˈreadership noun
the (number of) people who read a newspaper, magazine etc.
ˈreading noun
1. the act of reading.
2. the reading of something aloud, as a (public) entertainment. a poetry reading.
3. the ability to read. The boy is good at reading.
4. the figure, measurement etc on a dial, instrument etc. The reading on the thermometer was –5 C.
1. for the purpose of reading. reading-glasses; a reading-room in a library.
2. for learning to read. a reading-book.
ˈreading material noun
a list of books, stories, articles etc that need to be read for one's studies.
ˈreading matter noun
something written for others to read (eg books, newspapers, letters). There's a lot of interesting reading matter in our local library.
ˈread-outplural ˈread-outs noun
data produced by a computer, eg on magnetic or paper tape.
read between the lines
to look for or find information (eg in a letter) which is not actually stated.
read off
to read from a dial, instrument etc. The engineer read off the temperatures one by one.
read on
to continue to read; to read further. He paused for a few moments, and then read on.
read out
to read aloud. Read out the answers to the questions.
read over/through
to read from beginning to end. I'll read through your manuscript, and let you know if I find any mistakes.
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