Synonyms and related words:
Nachtmusik, absolute music, accidental, adaptation, adventitious, adventurous, air varie, aleatoric, aleatory music, amorphous, arrangement, blobby, blurred, blurry, broad, casual, causeless, chamber music, chamber orchestra, chance, chancy, chaotic, circumstantial, composition, conditional, confused, contingent, descant, destinal, dicey, disordered, electronic music, etude, exercise, fatal, fatidic, fluky, foggy, fortuitous, full of risk, fuzzy, general, harmonization, hazardous, hazy, hit-or-miss, iffy, ill-defined, imprecise, inaccurate, inchoate, incidental, incidental music, incoherent, indecisive, indefinable, indefinite, indeterminable, indeterminate, indistinct, inessential, inexact, instrumental music, invention, lax, loose, nocturne, nonessential, nonspecific, obscure, occasional, opus, orchestration, orderless, piece, production, program music, provisional, random, ricercar, riskful, risky, score, shadowed forth, shadowy, shapeless, sonata, sonatina, speculative, stochastic, string orchestra, string quartet, study, sweeping, theme and variations, trio, uncaused, unclear, undefined, undestined, undetermined, unessential, unexpected, unforeseeable, unforeseen, unlooked-for, unplain, unpredictable, unspecified, vague, variation, veiled, venturesome, venturous, wildcat, work

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • aleatory — (adj.) of uncertain outcome, lit. depending on the throw of a die, 1690s, from L. aleatorius pertaining to a gamester, from aleator a dice player, from alea a game with dice; chance, hazard, risk; a die, the dice; perhaps lit. a joint bone, a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • aleatory — (also aleatoric) ► ADJECTIVE 1) depending on the throw of a dice or on chance. 2) relating to music or other forms of art involving elements of random choice during their composition or performance. ORIGIN from Latin aleator dice player …   English terms dictionary

  • aleatory — [ā′lē ə tôr΄ē] adj. [L aleatorius, of gambling < aleator, gambler < alea, chance, a dice game] 1. of or depending on chance, luck, or contingency 2. ALEATORIC …   English World dictionary

  • aleatory — /ay lee euh tawr ee, tohr ee, al ee /, adj. 1. Law. depending on a contingent event: an aleatory contract. 2. of or pertaining to accidental causes; of luck or chance; unpredictable: an aleatory element. 3. Music. employing the element of chance… …   Universalium

  • aleatory — adjective Etymology: Latin aleatorius of a gambler, from aleator gambler, from alea a dice game Date: 1693 1. depending on an uncertain event or contingency as to both profit and loss < an aleatory contract > 2. relating to luck and especially to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aleatory — a•le•a•to•ry [[t]ˈeɪ li əˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i, ˈæl i [/t]] also a•le•a•tor•ic [[t]ˌeɪ li əˈtɔr ɪk, ˈtɒr , ˌæl i [/t]] adj. 1) law Law. depending on an uncertain event: an aleatory contract[/ex] 2) of or pertaining to luck or chance; unpredictable 3)… …   From formal English to slang

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