viva voce

viva voce


  1. by word of mouth; orally.


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

adverb, adjective

  1. by word of mouth

noun, verb

  1. the full form of viva 2

also viva-voce, “by word of mouth,” 1580s, Latin, literally “living-voice,” ablative of viva vox.

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