viva

[v_ˈiː_v_ə], [vˈiːvə], [vˈiːvə]

Definitions of viva:

  1.   The word viva, or a shout or sound made in uttering it. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   Lit., ( long) live; - an exclamation expressing good will, well wishing, etc. – Newage Dictionary DB
  3.   A shout. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   an examination conducted by word of mouth – Wordnet Dictionary DB

Usage examples for viva:

  1. They were written for persons with whom he could communicate only by letter, and are extended enough to suggest the viva voce comments which many a student recalls, but of which there is no record. ” – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  2. He believed in the value of viva voce discussion, and discouraged all unnecessary inter- departmental correspondence. ” – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow
  3. But I speak off- hand, and must not be held too closely to the obiter dictum of a viva voce opinion. ” – Mr. Meeson's Will by H. Rider Haggard
  4. “ Ouro Preto took charge of the government in June, 1889, and shortly dissolved the Chamber after some bitter debates in which, for the first time in Brazil, the cry of " Viva a Republica!" ” – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  5. The written word is, I fear, insufficient for my intention; but if I could read it to you viva voce, indicating how I want to have it interpreted, I should be quite satisfied as to the desired impression of my poem upon you. ” – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  6. More than one of the barracks within the city were assaulted simultaneously, and for a short time companies of men paraded the streets, shouting their cries of " Viva Garibaldi, Viva la liberta!" ” – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  7. La parolo fluis jam mem, flekseble, gracie kaj tute libere, kiel la viva patra lingvo. ” – The Esperantist, Complete by Various
  8. So I took this opportunity of holding a little viva voce examination. ” – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  9. Everybody was dancing up and down and yelling: " Viva los Americanos!" ” – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  10. The Dragoons and Austrians who were to remain presented arms on the hacienda porch, and Lopez gave them the cue for a parting viva – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  11. Viva to your new friend, Charmian!" ” – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  12. It is now the afternoon of the second day of the viva voce examinations in honors. ” – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  13. The viva voce ordeal was the one, however, which he knew would be most dangerous to him, and he dreaded it accordingly. ” – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  14. Then he pressed his comrade's arm as a man appeared on the highest step of the church, and the murmur of the crowd swelled into a roar: Viva Castillo! ” – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  15. After an hour or two of viva voce exercises in the grammar of Priscian, preparatory lecture is over, and a reading man will hurry off to the " schools," a set of low- roofed buildings between St. Mary's and Brasenose. ” – Oxford by Lang, Andrew
  16. Off came his hat and his sword flashed from the sheath, while his voice rang out clearly, fiercely: " Viva Santa Anna! ” – Ahead of the Army by W. O. Stoddard
  17. The business had been arranged while Larry was in Paris, and the expostulations that might have prevailed if delivered viva voce, failed of their effect when presented on foreign paper, in Cousin Dick's illegible scrawl. ” – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross

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