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aleatory

a·le·a·to·ry

aleatory

 
pronunciation:
eI li to ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition: pertaining to or depending on luck, chance, or contingency.
The composer introduced aleatory features into the symphony, such as allowing musicians to play certain sections at whatever tempo they chose.
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The word aleatory contains the following part:
-ory, -atory2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means serving to, pertaining to
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The suffix -ory , -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory " tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).