Meaning of aleatory


Pronunciation: (ā'lē-u-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē, al'ē-), [key]
— adj.
  1. depending on a contingent event: an aleatory contract.
  2. of or pertaining to accidental causes; of luck or chance; unpredictable: an aleatory element.
  3. employing the element of chance in the choice of tones, rests, durations, rhythms, dynamics, etc.
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