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)
: 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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