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viva1 (ˈviːvə Pronunciation for viva1

Definitions

exclamation

  1. long live; up with (a specified person or thing)

Word Origin

C17: from Italian, literally: may (he) live! from vivere to live, from Latin vīvere

viva2 (ˈvaɪvə Pronunciation for viva2 (British)

Definitions

noun

  1. an oral examination

verb

-vas, -vaing, -vaed (transitive)
  1. to examine orally

Word Origin

shortened from viva voce

Example Sentences Including 'viva'

Death to... viva... we are a coalition... we are a mirror... your mirror.
David Cavanagh MUSIC FOR BOYS (2003)

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