motto Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"motto" in British English

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mottonoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɒt.əʊ/  us   /ˈmɑː.t̬oʊ/ (plural mottos or mottoes)
a ​shortsentence or phrase that ​expresses a ​belief or ​purpose: Her motto is "Work hard, ​play hard".
(Definition of motto from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"motto" in American English

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mottonoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑt̬·oʊ/ (plural mottos or mottoes)
a word, phrase, or ​sentence that ​expresses the ​principles or ​belief of a ​person, ​group, ​country, or ​organization: The motto ​printed on US ​currency is "In ​God We Trust."
(Definition of motto from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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