Definition of moto perpetuo in English:

moto perpetuo

Syllabification: mo·to per·pet·u·o
Pronunciation: /ˈmōtō pərˈpeto͞oˌō
 
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noun (plural moto perpetui /pərˈpeto͞oˌē/)

Music
another term for perpetuum mobile.
More 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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