changeable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French changeable.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃeɪnd͡ʒəbəl/

Adjective[edit]

changeable (comparative more changeable, superlative most changeable)

  1. Capable of being changed.
    Synonyms: alterable, modifiable, variable; see also Thesaurus:mutable
  2. Subject to sudden or frequent changes.
    Synonyms: fickle, labile, variable; see also Thesaurus:changeable
    The weather is very changeable today: we've had bright sunshine, clouds, wind and rain in the same half-hour.
    • 2021 October 20, Paul Stephen, “Leisure and Pleasure on the Far North Line”, in RAIL, number 942, page 48:
      There will be no problems with visibility, or the highly changeable Highland weather, as Scotland basks in what is reported to be the country's hottest September day for more than a century.
  3. (of a species) Capable of camouflaging itself by changing colour.
    Synonym: chameleonic

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃɑ̃.ʒabl/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

changeable (plural changeables)

  1. changeable (capable of being changed)

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