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 changeability (audio) \ noun
changeableness \ ˈchān-​jə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce changeableness (audio) \ noun
changeably \ ˈchān-​jə-​blē How to pronounce changeably (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 Sactionals are large upholstered seating pieces that can be customized into different arrangements and have washable, changeable covers. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Retail wrap: City Orchard cidery, District 7 Memorial, Lovesac ink new locations," 1 Nov. 2019 The second is the subjective or changeable part: the degree of our knowledge or ignorance about the possibility of something happening (this is known as Bayesian probability). Quanta Magazine, "The Slippery Eel of Probability," 30 July 2015 Other pilots flying in the area of the crash that day described changeable conditions. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "‘We’ve run into the side of a mountain’: Pilot’s final messages detailed in report on 2018 Denali crash that killed all aboard," 31 Oct. 2019 The creation of dedicated, changeable ad IDs still hasn't solved everything, though. Wired, "A Simple Way to Make It Harder for Mobile Ads to Track You," 21 Sep. 2019 The Internet has inherited some DNA from print, but its format is quicker, more changeable, and more user-driven., "“A book is a sequence of spaces.," 12 Sep. 2019 Brettschneider argues that as the climate changes, people in Alaska — and across the country — need to learn to adapt to more changeable conditions. Tara Law, Time, "Heatwave and Wildfires in Alaska as Temperatures Hit 90 Degrees On Independence Day," 5 July 2019 To find, remember, and navigate among egg nests and tadpole nurseries in such a complex, changeable landscape requires a brain that can make and revise a mental map of its surroundings. Geetha Iyer, National Geographic, "This surprisingly smart frog makes maps in its mind," 25 July 2019 Be prepared to deal with people who seem changeable or impulsive. Tribune Content Agency,, "Horoscope for July 25, 2019: Capricorn, don’t forget the social niceties; Pisces, focus on being a team player," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of changeable

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Changeable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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 How to pronounce changeable (audio) \

Kids Definition of changeable

: able or likely to become different changeable weather

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