Definition of moto perpetuo in English:

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moto perpetuo

Pronunciation: /ˌməʊtəʊ pəˈpɛtjʊəʊ/

noun (plural moto perpetui)

A piece of fast-moving instrumental music consisting mainly of notes of equal length.
Example sentences
  • 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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Line breaks: moto per|petuo

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