[mot-oh] /ˈmɒt oʊ/
noun, plural mottoes, mottos.
a maxim adopted as an expression of the guiding principle of a person, organization, city, etc.
a sentence, phrase, or word expressing the spirit or purpose of a person, organization, city, etc., and often inscribed on a badge, banner, etc.
noun (pl) -toes, -tos
a short saying expressing the guiding maxim or ideal of a family, organization, etc, esp when part of a coat of arms
a short explanatory phrase inscribed on or attached to something
a verse or maxim contained in a paper cracker
a quotation prefacing a book or chapter of a book
a recurring musical phrase
1580s, from Italian motto “a saying, legend attached to a heraldic design,” from Late Latin muttum “grunt, word,” from Latin muttire “to mutter, mumble, murmur” (see mutter).
[mo-truh-mahyt] /ˈmɒ trəˌmaɪt/ noun, Mineralogy. 1. a copper and lead vanadate.
/ˈmɒtɪ/ noun 1. (Irish) the target at which coins are aimed in pitch-and-toss
[moh-too proh-pree-oh] /ˈmoʊ tu ˈproʊ priˌoʊ/ noun, Latin. 1. of one’s own accord: used of certain documents issued by the pope without counsel from others. [praw-pri-oh moh-too; English proh-pree-oh moh-too] /ˈprɔ prɪˌoʊ ˈmoʊ tu; English ˈproʊ priˌoʊ ˈmoʊ tu/ adverb, Latin. 1. by one’s own volition; on one’s own initiative. /məʊˈtuː/ noun 1. (Hinglish, derogatory) […]
[moh-too proh-pree-oh] /ˈmoʊ tu ˈproʊ priˌoʊ/ noun, Latin. 1. of one’s own accord: used of certain documents issued by the pope without counsel from others. /ˈməʊtuː ˈprəʊprɪˌəʊ/ noun 1. an administrative papal bull