Definition of moto perpetuo in English:

moto perpetuo

Line breaks: moto per|petuo
Pronunciation: /ˌməʊtəʊ pəˈpɛtjʊəʊ
 
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noun (plural moto perpetui)

  • A piece of fast-moving instrumental music consisting mainly of notes of equal length.
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    • The horns produced a fine sound, but the start to the moto perpetuo was rather shaky.

Origin

Italian, literally 'perpetual motion'.

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