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viva voce

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adverb vi·va vo·ce \ˌvī-və-ˈvō-(ˌ)sē or ˌvē-və-ˈvō-(ˌ)chā\

Definition of viva voce

  1. :  by word of mouth :  orally



Origin of viva voce

Medieval Latin, with the living voice


First Known Use: 1563


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viva voce

adjective vi·va vo·ce

Simple Definition of viva voce

  • : spoken rather than written

Full Definition of viva voce

  1. :  expressed or conducted by word of mouth

Examples of viva voce

  1. <the students are required to write two papers and take a viva voce examination>



1654

First Known Use of viva voce

1654


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viva voce

noun vi·va vo·ce

Simple Definition of viva voce

  • : an oral examination given at a British university

Full Definition of viva voce

  1. :  an examination conducted viva voce —called also viva

1842

First Known Use of viva voce

1842


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