change·​able | \ˈchān-jə-bəl \

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 \ noun
changeableness \ ˈchān-​jə-​bəl-​nəs \ noun
changeably \ -​blē \ adverb

Examples of changeable in a Sentence

The terms of this contract are easily changeable. an easily changeable color scheme for the nursery

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At this point, their beliefs seem changeable as the wind, entirely based on whatever Fox News and Trump is declaring that week. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Anderson Cooper's Eye-Roll Isn't Sexist," 12 May 2017 They were initially bemused by the complexity of bus timetables, bin collections and—most of all—by the changeable weather. The Economist, "A Welsh town shows Britain a new way to welcome refugees," 5 July 2018 White and beige captured the French capital’s annoyingly changeable weather. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "Chanel recreates Paris for couture show celebrating the city," 3 July 2018 And as to seem easily changeable and willfully ignorable. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "Miss America 2.0: The Inner Beauty Pageant?," 5 June 2018 Green is changeable enough to evoke warmth (sea foam) or cold (juniper). Kaitlin Phillips, Vogue, "Green River Project LLC Debuts Elegant, Lounge-Ready Furniture Alongside Bode’s Menswear," 11 July 2018 Already, changeable signs announcing the switch have been placed along Downer, and large barrels are ready to be put in place. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora set to make Downer Place a two-way street through East Side," 10 July 2018 Seats are assigned upon check-in, and changeable for a fee (between $20 and $100, depending on the seat). Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "International Basic Economy: How Every Major Airline Compares," 5 July 2018 Get our daily newsletter Though changeable in many ways, Mr Trump has consistently approved of harsh punishment and disliked due process. The Economist, "Donald Trump wants tough justice—with one exception," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of changeable

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of changeable

: able to change or to be changed

: changing often or suddenly


change·​able | \ˈchān-jə-bəl \

Kids Definition of changeable

: able or likely to become different changeable weather

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something that serves to warn or remind

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