perpetuum mobile

Latin noun phrase
per·​pe·​tu·​um mo·​bi·​le | \ per-ˈpe-tu̇-ˌu̇m-mō-ˈbē-lā How to pronounce perpetuum mobile (audio) \

Definition of perpetuum mobile

: perpetually moving thing : perpetual motion used for a musical composition having the same rapid motion from beginning to end

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“Perpetuum mobile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perpetuum%20mobile. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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