intelligible intelligible  /ɪn ˈtɛ lə dʒə bəl/


  1. (adj) capable of being apprehended or understood
  2. (adj) well articulated or enunciated, and loud enough to be heard distinctly


  1. No hemophile, Don Jaime was born deaf, was for years mute as well, though he now croaks intelligible Spanish, English, French.
  2. Many of Patti's lyrics are in fact scarcely intelligible fairy tales about serpents, old rock heroes and violence.
  3. Although the Koran was for the first time intelligible to laymen, most of the crowd seemed under the impression that they were seeing a theatrical spectacle.


  • Graphics, Grids & 4 More Secret Years of PRISM: What Anonymous Knows

    Friday's leak of 13 NSA documents, which Anonymous claims "prove that the NSA is spying on you," result in mostly intelligible government gibberish — goofy graphics included — but one of the most fascinating documents led us to a whistleblower site called Cryptome, which suggests the PRISM program has been around since at least 2006, and maybe as early as 2003.        
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire


  1. "The job of the Office of Public Affairs, at every level in NASA, is to convey the work done at NASA to our stakeholders in an intelligible way," Griffin wrote. "It is not the job of public affairs officers to alter, filter or adjust...
    on Feb 8, 2006 By: Michael Griffin Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. In his speech earlier, Kalam said: "Journalism is truth expressed in intelligible language for information and education of the readers. True journalism vitalizes the nation. There is no room for sensationalism in it even if in the short run it...
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: APJ Abdul Kalam Source:

  3. "Trying to talk to Tom, you learned how bad he was. He couldn't also make intelligible words barely intelligible," Kevorkian told Wallace in 1998. "And you could see him breathing, gasping, leaning back every time he tried to talk. He...
    on Jun 1, 2007 By: Jack Kevorkian Source: CBS News

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