changeable

adjective
change·​able | \ ˈchān-jə-bəl How to pronounce changeable (audio) \

Definition of changeable

: capable of change: such as
a : able or apt to vary changeable weather
b : subject to change : alterable changeable plans
c : fickle a person changeable in his moods

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Other Words from changeable

changeability \ ˌchān-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce changeable (audio) \ noun
changeableness \ ˈchān-​jə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce changeable (audio) \ noun
changeably \ ˈchān-​jə-​blē How to pronounce changeable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of changeable in a Sentence

The terms of this contract are easily changeable. an easily changeable color scheme for the nursery
Recent Examples on the Web The notion that our personality is changeable, and that these changes can have a profound impact on our careers, is central to this malleability. Pavel Krapivin, Forbes, "How Personality Changes Impact Our Career," 4 May 2021 Scientists say that the changing climate has made our weather more changeable. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Warm spring days, sporadic rain mean gardens might need extra watering in April," 25 Apr. 2021 For decades, psychologists have debated whether these traits are fixed or changeable. Kasra Zarei, Wired, "Can an App Help Change Your Personality?," 21 Apr. 2021 It’s always changeable by the court, and the details are often worked out in separate legal processes long after the couple is declared divorced. Andrew Dalton And Amanda Lee Myers, chicagotribune.com, "Analysis: As ‘Kimye’ become Kim and Kanye, will it stay peaceful?," 21 Feb. 2021 It’s always changeable by the court, and the details are often worked out in separate legal processes long after the couple is declared divorced. Andrew Dalton And Amanda Lee Myers, chicagotribune.com, "Analysis: As ‘Kimye’ become Kim and Kanye, will it stay peaceful?," 21 Feb. 2021 It’s always changeable by the court, and the details are often worked out in separate legal processes long after the couple is declared divorced. Amanda Lee Myers, BostonGlobe.com, "As ‘Kimye’ become Kim and Kanye, will it stay peaceful?," 20 Feb. 2021 Weather is always changeable and unpredictable in the long term, which means a farmer must take good care of the soil so that the soil can take good care of the farmer when the weather turns challenging. David Biello, Scientific American, "U.S. Farmers View Climate Change as Just Another Weather Challenge," 16 July 2013 JetBlue and other airlines have even included those cheaper tickets, usually nonrefundable and non-changeable, in their pandemic waivers. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "Planning a spring break trip during the pandemic? Here's what you need to know about flights," 22 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of changeable

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2021

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“Changeable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/changeable. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for changeable

changeable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of changeable

: able to change or to be changed
: changing often or suddenly

changeable

adjective
change·​able | \ ˈchān-jə-bəl How to pronounce changeable (audio) \

Kids Definition of changeable

: able or likely to become different changeable weather

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