Definition of moto perpetuo in English:

moto perpetuo

nounplural noun moto perpetui/pərˈpeto͞oˌē/

  • another term for perpetuum mobile

    • ‘The horns produced a fine sound, but the start to the moto perpetuo was rather shaky.’

Pronunciation

moto perpetuo

/ˌmōdō pərˈpedəwō/ /ˌmoʊdoʊ pərˈpɛdəwoʊ/

Origin

Italian, literally ‘perpetual motion’.