[cheynj-fuh l]


full of changes; variable; inconstant.

Origin of changeful

First recorded in 1600–10; change + -ful
Related formschange·ful·ly, adverbchange·ful·ness, nounun·change·ful, adjectiveun·change·ful·ly, adverbun·change·ful·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for changeful

Historical Examples of changeful

  • The softest, freest, most pliable and changeful living substance is the brain—the hardest and most iron-bound as well.

    The home

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  • Blue and rose by turns, like the changeful Aldebaran, it was formed by Adrienne and Sylvie, the two halves of my love.

  • Away she went, much excited by the chase, and following the changeful song it led her to the china-closet door.

    Eight Cousins

    Louisa May Alcott

  • Finches sang their fullest strains, and the thrushes fluted their changeful tune, untiringly.

    The Quest

    Frederik van Eeden

  • Some are banded in seal-brown and amber, the surface having the lustrous, changeful effects of a cat's eye.

    In the Open

    Stanton Davis Kirkham

British Dictionary definitions for changeful



often changing; inconstant; variable
Derived Formschangefully, adverbchangefulness, noun
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