There are 2 main definitions of viva in English:

viva1

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Pronunciation: /ˈvʌɪvə
 
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British

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 main 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!’
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.

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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