Definition of mutable in English:


Syllabification: mu·ta·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͞otəbəl


1Liable to change: the mutable nature of fashion
More example sentences
  • However, the dynamic, mutable nature of open source often results in complexity.
  • It is, without doubt, a very exciting, innovative, constantly changing, hugely mutable and malleable tool.
  • In this fiction the main characters are mutable, changing with the environment.
changeable, variable, varying, fluctuating, shifting, inconsistent, unpredictable, inconstant, fickle, uneven, unstable, protean
literary fluctuant
1.1 literary Inconstant in one’s affections: youth is said to be fickle and mutable


late Middle English: from Latin mutabilis, from mutare 'to change'.



Pronunciation: /ˌmyo͞otəˈbilətē/
More example sentences
  • Henry's consciousness is haunted by his awareness of the mind's inherent instability, its mutability and fragility.
  • Much of the humour is a result of the heroes and heroines' mutability as their creators obsessively fiddle with them to suit the guidelines.
  • That's one of the coolest things about pop music, to me - its total mutability and adaptability.

Definition of mutable in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdīktik
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...