mal·​lea·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌma-lē-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce malleability (audio) , ˌmal-yə-, ˌma-lə-\

Definition of malleability

: the quality or state of being malleable: such as
a : capability of being shaped or extended by hammering, forging, etc.) the malleability of tin
b : capability of being influenced or altered by external forces The malleability of memory … is the first reason why autobiographies should be taken with a grain of salt.— Judith Rich Harris

First Known Use of malleability

1644, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about malleability

Statistics for malleability

Last Updated

23 Apr 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for malleability

The first known use of malleability was in 1644

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on malleability

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for malleability

Comments on malleability

What made you want to look up malleability? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to move or proceed with twists and turns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!