vi·​va | \ ˈvē-və How to pronounce viva (audio) , -ˌvä \

Definition of viva

used to express goodwill or approval

First Known Use of viva

1682, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for viva

Italian & Spanish, long live, from 3rd person singular present subjunctive of vivere to live, from Latin — more at quick entry 1

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“Viva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viva. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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