SYNONYMS | WORD ORIGIN adjective of changing color or appearance: changeable silk. Origin of changeable Middle English
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-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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British Dictionary definitions for changeably 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 changeably 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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