Main definitions of viva in English

: viva1viva2

viva1

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noun

British
short for viva voce

Pronunciation

viva

/ˈvīvə/ /ˈvaɪvə/

transitive verbtransitive verb vivas, transitive verb vivaing, transitive verb vivaed/ˈvʌɪvəd/ , transitive verb viva'd

[with object]British
  • Subject (someone) to an oral examination.

    • ‘facing them sat the youth who was being vivaed’

Pronunciation

viva

/ˈvīvə/ /ˈvaɪvə/

Main definitions of viva in English

: viva1viva2

viva2

Translate viva into Spanish

exclamation

  • Long live! (used to express acclaim or support for a specified person or thing)

    ‘“Viva Mexico!”’
    • ‘He ended his speech with: ‘Sophiatown forever, viva Sophiatown’, which was greeted with enthusiastic nods by the crowd of around 60 people.’

Pronunciation

viva

/ˈvēvə/ /ˈvivə/

noun

  • A cry of the exclamation "Viva!" as a salute or cheer.

    • ‘the vivas of the crowd greeted the ship as it returned to port’

Pronunciation

viva

/ˈvēvə/ /ˈvivə/

Origin

Italian.