viva voce

[ vahy-vuh voh-see, vee-vuh ]
/ ˈvaɪ və ˈvoʊ si, ˈvi və /

adverb

by word of mouth; orally.

noun

Also viva. (in British and European universities) the oral part of an examination.

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Origin of viva voce

1555–65; < Medieval Latin vīvā vōce with living voice, Latin, ablative of vīva vōx

OTHER WORDS FROM viva voce

vi·va-vo·ce, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for viva voce

viva voce
/ (ˈvaɪvə ˈvəʊtʃɪ) /

adverb, adjective

by word of mouth

noun, verb

the full form of viva 2

Word Origin for viva voce

C16: from Medieval Latin, literally: with living voice
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