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changeling (ˈtʃeɪndʒlɪŋ Pronunciation for changeling



  1. a child believed to have been exchanged by fairies for the parents' true child
  2. (archaic)
    1. an idiot
    2. a fickle or changeable person

Example Sentences Including 'changeling'

As for you, Angel, you are some kind of changeling , and I just wish you'd go away.
Weldon, Fay Splitting
It was simply the shell, the deceptive outer human form of an aberration, a changeling , a demon.
Peter Robinson AFTERMATH (2001)
So instead Rose Bradshaw linked arms with her father and together they walked out of the station into the changeling night.
Alexandra Connor THE TURN OF THE TIDE (2004)
Yet he didn't know if he would love the changeling , the body with its terrifying transformations.
Gee, Maggie Lost Children


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