[vahy-vuh voh-see, vee-vuh]
by word of mouth; orally.
Also viva. (in British and European universities) the oral part of an examination.
articulate, verbal, operatic, choral, personally, sonant, vocal, lingual, said, uttered, voiced, mentioned, expressed, communicated, told, singing, lyric, oral, vowel, sung
- vitória de conquista,
Origin of viva voce
1555–65; < Medieval Latin vīvā vōce with living voice, Latin, ablative of vīva vōx
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And it is all in document, as well as viva-voce (this means 'gossip,' dear).The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper|Martin Farquhar Tupper
by word of mouth
Word Origin for viva voce
C16: from Medieval Latin, literally: with living voice
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also viva-voce, "by word of mouth," 1580s, Latin, literally "living-voice," ablative of viva vox.
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