Definition of moto perpetuo in English:

moto perpetuo

Pronunciation /ˌmōdō pərˈpedəwō/ /ˌmoʊdoʊ pərˈpɛdəwoʊ/

nounmoto perpetui

  • another term for perpetuum mobile

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

Origin

Italian, literally ‘perpetual motion’.