vi·​va ˈvē-və How to pronounce viva (audio)
used to express goodwill or approval

Word History


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

First Known Use

1682, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of viva was in 1682

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Cite this Entry

“Viva.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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