changeable

[cheyn-juh-buhl]
adjective
1.
liable to change or to be changed; variable.
2.
of changing color or appearance: changeable silk.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English; see change, -able

changeability, changeableness, noun
changeably, adverb
nonchangeable, adjective
nonchangeableness, noun
nonchangeably, adverb
unchangeability, noun
unchangeable, adjective
unchangeably, adverb


1. erratic, inconstant, fickle, flighty, unstable.
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changeable (ˈtʃeɪndʒəbəl)
 
adj
1.  able to change or be changed; fickle: changeable weather
2.  varying in colour when viewed from different angles or in different lights
 
changea'bility
 
n
 
'changeableness
 
n
 
'changeably
 
adv

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changeable
mid-14c., from Fr. changeable, from changer (see change).
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Example sentences
The luminous, richly hued backgrounds and changeable lighting create a highly
  romantic visual dialogue with the performers.
Some of the logistical details are changeable in writing groups and not all
  groups must work the same way.
The researchers contend that the adult brain is thus more changeable more
  quickly than anyone thought.
Changeable taffeta blouses billow over snug stretch pants, and big silk coats
  float over long tunics and short skirts.
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