perpetuum mobile

Latin noun phrase per·pe·tu·um mo·bi·le \ per-ˈpe-tu̇-ˌu̇m-mō-ˈbē-lā \

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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