Definition of intelligible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈtelɪdʒəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtelɪdʒəbl//
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intelligible (to somebody) that can be easily understood synonym understandable His lecture was readily intelligible to all the students. The child’s speech was barely intelligible. opposite unintelligible Word Originlate Middle English (also in the sense ‘capable of understanding’): from Latin intelligibilis, from intelligere ‘understand’, from inter ‘between’ + legere ‘choose’.Extra examples His reply was barely intelligible. She found his motives perfectly intelligible. They do their best to make science intelligible to young children. We need an explanation that is readily intelligible to ordinary people. It unlikely that their answer will be intelligible to her. The child’s speech was barely intelligible.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: intelligible