Definition of changeling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃeɪn(d)ʒlɪŋ/


A child believed to have been secretly substituted by fairies for the parents' real child in infancy.
Example sentences
  • As in the Bard's plot, there is the Fairy King Oberon at odds over a changeling boy with his Fairy Queen Titanis and a number of starcrossed lovers in The Faerie Queen.
  • If placed in a cradle it will protect the child from being stolen by fairies and replaced with changelings.
  • Titania first appears in a blue silk ball gown, carrying the changeling as a baby.

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