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1. intelligible

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtɛlədʒəbəl'] capable of being apprehended or understood.

Synonyms

  • understandable
  • graspable
  • comprehendible
  • apprehensible
  • comprehensible

Antonyms

  • imperceptible
  • inexplicable
  • unclear
  • obscure

Etymology

  • intelligibilis (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Intelligible

  • eligible

Example sentences of the word intelligible


1. Adjective
Next tune the clarifier control until the voice you hear is intelligible.

Quotes containing the word intelligible


1. A god who is capable of sending intelligible signals to millions of people simultaneously, and of receiving messages from all of them simultaneously, cannot be, whatever else he might be, simple. Such Bandwidth!
- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

2. The fundamental claim of intelligent design is straightforward and easily intelligible: namely, there are natural systems that cannot be adequately explained in terms of undirected natural forces and that exhibit features which in any other circumstance we would attribute to intelligence.
- William A. Dembski, The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions about Intelligent Design

3. Mr. Watson — Come here — I want to see you.[First intelligible words spoken over the telephone]
- Alexander Graham Bell

2. intelligible

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtɛlədʒəbəl'] well articulated or enunciated, and loud enough to be heard distinctly.

Synonyms

  • comprehensible

Antonyms

  • incomprehensible
  • enigmatic

Etymology

  • intelligibilis (Latin)
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