[v_ˈiː_v_ə], [vˈiːvə], [vˈiːvə]

Definitions of viva:

  1.   A shout. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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. So I took this opportunity of holding a little viva voce examination. ” – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  3. 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
  4. La parolo fluis jam mem, flekseble, gracie kaj tute libere, kiel la viva patra lingvo. ” – The Esperantist, Complete by Various
  5. 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
  6. Viva to your new friend, Charmian!" ” – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  7. Everybody was dancing up and down and yelling: " Viva los Americanos!" ” – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  8. “ 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
  9. 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)
  10. 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

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