There are 2 definitions of viva in English:

viva1

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Pronunciation: /ˈvʌɪvə
 
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noun

  • short for viva voce.
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    • 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 /-vəd/ or viva'd)

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  • Subject (someone) to an oral examination: facing them sat the youth who was being vivaed

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There are 2 definitions of viva in English:

viva2

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Pronunciation: /ˈviːvə
 
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exclamation

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

noun

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  • A cry of ‘viva’ as a salute or cheer: the vivas of the crowd greeted the ship as it returned to port

Origin

Italian.

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