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viva 1

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Pronunciation: /ˈvʌɪvə/
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noun

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)

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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 Line breaks: viva
Pronunciation: /ˈviːvə/

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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