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Dictionary Definition

viva n : an examination conducted by word of mouth [syn: oral, oral exam, oral examination, viva voce]

User Contributed Dictionary

see ViVa

English

Pronunciation

  • Interjection:
    • /ˈviːvə/
    • /"vi:v@/
  • Noun:
    • /ˈvaɪvə/
    • /"vaIv@/
  • Rhymes: -aɪvə

Etymology 1

Interjection

viva!
  1. Long live ... ! (used to express acclaim or support).
Translations

Etymology 2

Shortened from viva voce, for "live voice"

Noun

  1. An oral examination, typically for an academic qualification.

Italian

Verb form

viva

Adjective

viva
  1. Feminine of vivo

Interjection

viva!
  1. hooray!
  2. long live ... !
  3. three cheers for ... !

Related terms

Spanish

Adjective

viva f

Verb form

viva
  1. inflected form of vivir

Extensive Definition

Viva can refer to:

Products

Arts and Entertainment

Games and sports

  • VIVA World Cup, an international football tournament organized by the NFB
  • Viva Kerala, a professional football club based in Kerala, India
  • Viva Piñata, a computer game for the Xbox 360 games console

Publishing

Other

viva in German: Viva
viva in French: Viva
viva in Italian: Viva
viva in Dutch: Viva
viva in Polish: Viva
viva in Russian: Viva
viva in Chinese: Viva (消歧义)
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