viva

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vi·va

 (vē′və, -vä′)
interj.
Used to express acclamation, salute, or applause.

[Italian and Spanish, (long) live, both from Latin vīvat, third person sing. present subjunctive of vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

viva

(ˈviːvə)
interj
long live; up with (a specified person or thing)
[C17: from Italian, literally: may (he) live! from vivere to live, from Latin vīvere]

viva

(ˈvaɪvə)
n
(Education) an oral examination
vb (tr) , -vas, -vaing or -vaed
(Education) to examine orally
[shortened from viva voce]

vi•va

(ˈvi və, -vɑ)

interj.
(used as an exclamation of acclaim or approval): Viva Zapata!
[1665–75; literally: may (he or she) live! 3rd pers. singular present subjunctive of Italian vivere, Sp vivir « Latin vīvere to live; see vital]

viva


Past participle: vivaed
Gerund: vivaing

Imperative
viva
viva
Present
I viva
you viva
he/she/it vivas
we viva
you viva
they viva
Preterite
I vivaed
you vivaed
he/she/it vivaed
we vivaed
you vivaed
they vivaed
Present Continuous
I am vivaing
you are vivaing
he/she/it is vivaing
we are vivaing
you are vivaing
they are vivaing
Present Perfect
I have vivaed
you have vivaed
he/she/it has vivaed
we have vivaed
you have vivaed
they have vivaed
Past Continuous
I was vivaing
you were vivaing
he/she/it was vivaing
we were vivaing
you were vivaing
they were vivaing
Past Perfect
I had vivaed
you had vivaed
he/she/it had vivaed
we had vivaed
you had vivaed
they had vivaed
Future
I will viva
you will viva
he/she/it will viva
we will viva
you will viva
they will viva
Future Perfect
I will have vivaed
you will have vivaed
he/she/it will have vivaed
we will have vivaed
you will have vivaed
they will have vivaed
Future Continuous
I will be vivaing
you will be vivaing
he/she/it will be vivaing
we will be vivaing
you will be vivaing
they will be vivaing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vivaing
you have been vivaing
he/she/it has been vivaing
we have been vivaing
you have been vivaing
they have been vivaing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vivaing
you will have been vivaing
he/she/it will have been vivaing
we will have been vivaing
you will have been vivaing
they will have been vivaing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vivaing
you had been vivaing
he/she/it had been vivaing
we had been vivaing
you had been vivaing
they had been vivaing
Conditional
I would viva
you would viva
he/she/it would viva
we would viva
you would viva
they would viva
Past Conditional
I would have vivaed
you would have vivaed
he/she/it would have vivaed
we would have vivaed
you would have vivaed
they would have vivaed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viva - an examination conducted by spoken communication
exam, examination, test - a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
Translations

viva

1 [ˈvaɪvə] N (also viva voce) → examen m oral

viva

2 [ˈviːvə] EXCL viva Caroline!¡viva Caroline!

viva

[ˈviːvə ˈvaɪvə] n (also viva voce) → oral m

viva

[ˈvaɪvə] n (also viva voce) → (esame m) orale m
References in classic literature ?
He described one of the vivas with tolerant humour; some fellow in an outrageous collar was asking him questions in logic; it was infinitely tedious, and suddenly he noticed that he wore elastic-sided boots: it was grotesque and ridiculous; so he withdrew his mind and thought of the gothic beauty of the Chapel at King's.
And in fact, reports of this kind, viva voce, made in the hearing of all parties, and liable to be contradicted or corrected on the spot, are more likely to convey accurate information to the public mind than those circulated through the press.
I had a similar description, viva voce, years ago," Arthur said when she had left us, "from a little girl.
But you, I presume, have decided to assert your pretensions viva voce?
The statistical significance between means scores of the two vivas were calculated using paired sample t-test.
S and L are letters that appeared on the top-level Vivas in the 60s and 70s, and noted the most luxurious version, which, in those days, meant two wing mirrors instead of one.
S and L are letters that appeared on the top level Vivas in the 60s and 70s and noted the most luxurious version, which in those days meant two wing mirrors instead of one.
During its first ten months, over 100,000 HA Vivas were made, and by 1966 the HA had chalked up over 306,000 sales.
La fanfarria de trompetas y matracas y vivas atrono junto con el estallido de los primeros petardos.
Vivas is scheduled to be arraigned today on a charge of murder.