Chameleon - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kəˈmiːliən|  American pronunciation of the word chameleon
Brit.  |kəˈmiːlɪən|  British pronunciation of the word chameleon

noun

- a changeable or inconstant person
- a faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Apus and Mensa (syn: chamaeleon)
- lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color and having a projectile tongue (syn: chamaeleon)

Examples

...at the summer resort he acquired a reputation as a social chameleon—someone who could be whatever his hosts wanted him to be...

the adaptive coloring of a chameleon

Word forms

noun
singular: chameleon
plural: chameleons
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