Definition of changeable in English:

changeable

adjective

  • 1Irregular; inconstant.

    ‘the weather will be changeable, with rain at times’
    • ‘Because businesses operate in a highly changeable environment, they need to respond to changes in a positive fashion thus making them flexible and focused on their game plans.’
    • ‘During changeable weather, the temperature can veer from sub-Mediterranean to Siberian.’
    • ‘However, some very changeable conditions dogged the first race of the Scottish Flying Fifteen Championships' 25-strong fleet at Loch Earn yesterday.’
    • ‘But changeable wind conditions and a single erratic rain shower soon took its toll, with Carroll demoted down to sixth during a routine pitstop for new tyres.’
    • ‘The weather can be changeable, varying between sunshine and snow.’
    • ‘The weather is very hot now but it is very changeable and there's been a fair amount of rain lately.’
    • ‘Then for the past eight or nine months especially, I was busy with the drawing, working both up in the Comeraghs themselves but because the weather was quite changeable, also from a studio.’
    • ‘He said: ‘My mood is very changeable and this has put a huge strain on my relationship with my fiancée.’’
    • ‘The weather is changeable and irregular with a risk of hurricanes, earthquakes, thunder and lightning.’
    • ‘Not only that, but what we want, and who we are, is as fluid and changeable as a chameleon.’
    • ‘Public opinion this far before the final November vote is notoriously changeable.’
    • ‘They are full of whims and fancies, changeable and unpredictable.’
    • ‘The weather of course played a major role in the outcome in 2003, hopefully as the Grand Prix has moved to June there will not be such changeable and unpredictable conditions during the race.’
    • ‘The sea is unpredictable and difficult and changeable, all the things that filming hopefully isn't.’
    • ‘It is the second time the race will be there at this time of year rather than in September and high temperatures and changeable weather conditions are expected.’
    • ‘Her clinical diagnosis was just as changeable.’
    • ‘With capital punishment in the news lately, American opinion on the death penalty seems particularly changeable in response to media coverage.’
    • ‘And obviously, we are finding his word is a very changeable thing.’
    • ‘The uncertain economic climate has made the demand for products as changeable as the weather.’
    • ‘Even the changeable, uncertain winds have a pattern and a parameter.’
    variable, inconstant, varying, changing, shifting, fluctuating, irregular, erratic, wavering, vacillating, inconsistent, fluid, floating, unsteady, unfixed, uneven, unstable, unsettled, turbulent, movable, mutable, chameleon-like
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  • 2Able to change or be changed.

    • ‘The droid shifted its changeable exterior, transforming into flight mode, and barreled after the girl, rocketing above the crowd.’
    • ‘I had a friend who worked for the Federal Govt. apparently by regulation they always bought a regular full fare, fully changeable ticket.’
    • ‘To win applause from older women, St. John's design proves changeable as a kaleidoscope, with the same coat shifting its look to match denim pants and boots or skirt and formal shoes.’
    • ‘The features that Nokia added were lifestyle features such as changeable ringtones, games, and the ability to change the casing of the phone to change its colour.’
    • ‘And both ‘right’ and ‘left’ are inherently relativistic and therefore changeable concepts over time.’
    • ‘Assume behaviour and roles are genetic and unchangeable and they'll remain the same; assume they are changeable and you are likely to succeed in changing them.’
    • ‘Every RTC bus must be provided with a mike set and be armoured with separate slides consisting of portraits of party leaders, which can be changeable according to the situation.’
    • ‘I move those things that are movable, change those things that are changeable and I recognise that my actions bring about order, to whichever small degree, in what can often be a chaotic or bemusing world.’
    • ‘I have to go there next week for a meeting and blithely booked a non-refundable or changeable train ticket online from London Marylebone to Warwick…’
    • ‘The phone also comes with changeable Xpress-on covers in four unique colours: Illicit Green, Mysterious Blue, Elusive Gold and Bewildered Red.’
    • ‘By definition, gender refers to the differences between men and women that are socially construed, changeable over time and have wide variations within and between cultures.’
    • ‘Since products change and competitive conditions fluctuate, your solution must be flexible and changeable.’
    • ‘And this goes double if the insurance company does measure easily changeable behavior, such as speeding or seat belt use.’
    • ‘The ruling class would prefer - no, their continued rule absolutely requires - that we believe that nothing fundamental in capitalist society is changeable.’
    alterable, adjustable, modifiable, variable, convertible, mutable, permutable, exchangeable, interchangeable, replaceable, transposable
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Pronunciation:

changeable

/ˈCHānjəb(ə)l/