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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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"
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Translations

viva

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

viva

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

[ˈviːvə ˈvaɪvə] n (also viva voce) → oral m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

viva

[ˈvaɪvə] n (also viva voce) → (esame m) orale m
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References in classic literature ?
He was so sure that he really was the King of Naples that when, on the eve of his departure from that city, while walking through the streets with his wife, some Italians called out to him: "Viva il re!"* he turned to his wife with a pensive smile and said: "Poor fellows, they don't know that I am leaving them tomorrow!"
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 to return to Mrs Wilkins, who, having executed her commission with great dispatch, though at fifteen miles distance, brought back such a confirmation of the schoolmaster's guilt, that Mr Allworthy determined to send for the criminal, and examine him viva voce .
"But you, I presume, have decided to assert your pretensions viva voce?"
Irish, Germans, French, Scotch, all the heterogeneous units which make up the population of Maryland shouted in their respective vernaculars; and the "vivas," "hurrahs," and "bravos" were intermingled in inexpressible enthusiasm.
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.
When the SCHEV signaled an openness to cooperative projects that would exploit available technology, the Library Advisory Committee was quickly able to develop and propose VIVA based upon several demonstration projects.
At a recent press conference, Jay Montelibano, VP for sales of Viva Communications, Inc., said the event will be "a star-studded, educational and entertaining event." He added VivaCon will assemble their biggest stars, including Sarah Geronimo, Anne Curtis, Nadine Lustre, James Reid, Matteo Guidicelli, Bela Padilla, Yassi Pressman, Cristine Reyes, Xian Lim, and Sam Concepcion.
The original Viva, the HA, was a three-box saloon which was a plain-looking car that nevertheless did job well as a family saloon.
Viva Aerobus will offer passengers more than 132 thousand seats during the first year of operation of this new route, thus promoting international connectivity available and accessible for everyone.