SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective of changing color or appearance: changeable silk. Origin of changeable Middle English
word dating back to
see origin at
-able Related forms change·a·bil·i·ty, change·a·ble·ness, noun change·a·bly, adverb non·change·a·ble, adjective non·change·a·ble·ness, noun non·change·a·bly, adverb un·change·a·bil·i·ty, noun un·change·a·ble, adjective un·change·a·bly, adverb
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Related Words for changeable protean
indecisive Examples from the Web for changeable Contemporary Examples of changeable
While any file can be kept viewable or
changeable by only you, it can also be shared with whomever you choose to invite.
We are a
changeable people, reinventing ourselves almost compulsively. Historical Examples of changeable
Their plumage is quite beautiful, and so
changeable that no painting can imitate it.
The foliage is beautiful, showing a sheen like
Besides, he was sluggish,
changeable, and altogether untrustworthy.
At other times his opinions were as
changeable as the hue of the chameleon.
His temper is violent and
changeable, but he has excellent manners and is full of tact. British Dictionary definitions for changeable adjective able to change or be changed; fickle changeable weather varying in colour when viewed from different angles or in different lights Derived Forms changeability or changeableness, noun changeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for changeable adj.
mid-13c., "unstable, inconstant, unreliable," from Old French
changeable "inconstant," from changier (see change (v.)) + -able (see -able). Meaning "subject to variation" is from late 14c. Related: Changeably.
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