There are 2 main definitions of viva in English:

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viva 1

Pronunciation: /ˈvʌɪvə/

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short for viva voce.
Example sentences
  • The project viva turned out to be smooth sailing.
  • To decide his fate, he would have to face a viva, a personal interview with the examiners.
  • They are made over a course of preparation, of examination, of vivas, of evaluation, of letters, of assessments.

verb (vivas, vivaing, vivaed /ˈvʌɪvəd/ or viva'd)

[with object]
Subject (someone) to an oral examination: facing them sat the youth who was being vivaed

Words that rhyme with viva

achiever, believer, cleaver, deceiver, diva, Eva, fever, Geneva, griever, heaver, leaver, lever, Neva, perceiver, receiver, reiver, reliever, retriever, Shiva, underachiever, weaver, weever conniver, contriver, diver, driver, fiver, Godiva, Ivor, jiver, Liver, reviver, saliva, skiver, striver, survivor
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viva 2

Pronunciation: /ˈvēvə/


Long live! (used to express acclaim or support for a specified person or thing): “Viva Mexico!”
More example sentences
  • He ended his speech with: ‘Sophiatown forever, viva Sophiatown’, which was greeted with enthusiastic nods by the crowd of around 60 people.


A cry of the exclamation "Viva!" as a salute or cheer.


Italian and Spanish.

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