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1. Capable of being understood: an intelligible set of directions.
2. Capable of being apprehended by the intellect alone.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin intellegibilis, intelligibilis, from intellegere, to perceive; see intelligent.]

in·tel′li·gi·bil′i·ty, in·tel′li·gi·ble·ness n.
in·tel′li·gi·bly adv.
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Adv.1.intelligibly - in an intelligible mannerintelligibly - in an intelligible manner; "the foreigner spoke to us quite intelligibly"
unintelligibly, ununderstandably - in an unintelligible manner; "the foreigners spoke unintelligibly"
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[ɪnˈtelɪdʒəblɪ] ADVinteligiblemente, de modo inteligible
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[ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒəblɪ] advintelligibilmente
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(inˈtelidʒəbl) adjective
(negative unintelligible) able to be understood. His answer was barely intelligible because he was speaking through a mouthful of food.
inˌtelligiˈbility noun
inˈtelligibly adverb
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But it was difficult to state intelligibly the grounds of this belief to that man of rigorous logic, if of infinite charity.
Neal says that Eliot was able to speak the language intelligibly after conversing with the Indian servant a few months.
"Sire, an order is given by a sign, by a gesture, by a glance, as intelligibly, as freely, and as clearly as by word of mouth.
You will be able then, I trust, to carry out my instructions more intelligibly."
There was a great stage, too, looking very clean and smooth after the streets; and there were people upon it, talking about something or other, but not at all intelligibly. There was an abundance of bright lights, and there was music, and there were ladies down in the boxes, and I don't know what more.
Eyeing the sad spectacle with an angry countenance, the sturdy woodsman, for the first time since his entering the plain, spoke intelligibly and aloud:
He moves more; he is beginning to revive, and to speak intelligibly; he thinks they are still together; he asks him, by his name, what he has in his hand.
In this respect they are like the ivy which never strives to rise above the tree that sustains it, and which frequently even returns downwards when it has reached the top; for it seems to me that they also sink, in other words, render themselves less wise than they would be if they gave up study, who, not contented with knowing all that is intelligibly explained in their author, desire in addition to find in him the solution of many difficulties of which he says not a word, and never perhaps so much as thought.
Fortunately I could answer this question in the affirmative; having studied French under a Frenchman, I could speak the language intelligibly though not fluently.
But I will do my best to write intelligibly and fully of what has happened.
A couple of billiard balls, all mud and dirt, two battered hats, a champagne bottle with a soiled glove twisted round the neck, to allow of its being grasped more surely in its capacity of an offensive weapon; a broken cane; a card-case without the top; an empty purse; a watch-guard snapped asunder; a handful of silver, mingled with fragments of half-smoked cigars, and their stale and crumbled ashes;--these, and many other tokens of riot and disorder, hinted very intelligibly at the nature of last night's gentlemanly frolics.
It is impossible to refer intelligibly to this document without first entering into certain particulars in relation to the bride's pecuniary affairs.