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vi·va vo·ce(vī′və vō′sē, vē′və)
adv. & adj.
By word of mouth: a report submitted viva voce; a viva voce examination.
[Medieval Latin vīvā vōce, with the living voice : Latin vīvā, feminine ablative sing. of vīvus, living + Latin vōce, ablative of vōx, voice.]
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viva voce(ˈvaɪvə ˈvəʊtʃɪ)
by word of mouth
(Education) the full form of viva2
[C16: from Medieval Latin, literally: with living voice]
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vi•va vo•ce(ˈvaɪ və ˈvoʊ si, ˈvi və)
1. by word of mouth; orally.n.
2. (in British and European universities) an oral examination.
[1555–65; < Medieval Latin: with living voice]
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|Noun||1.||viva voce - an examination conducted by spoken communication|
|Adv.||1.||viva voce - orally; "I heard it viva voce"|
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