viva voce

viva voce
I. adverb Etymology: Medieval Latin, with the living voice Date: 1563 by word of mouth ; orally II. adjective Date: 1654 expressed or conducted by word of mouth ; oral III. noun Date: 1842 an examination conducted viva voce — called also viva

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  • Viva voce — or viva voce can refer to:* The band Viva Voce * For the defense of a scholarly thesis or dissertation by word of mouth, a viva voce examination ( viva voce is Latin for by live voice ) * For spoken evidence (viva voce), see Evidence (law) * Viva …   Wikipedia

  • Viva Voce — die a cappella Band Di …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • viva voce — vi·va vo·ce /ˌvī və vō sē, ˌvē və vō ˌchā/ adv or adj [Medieval Latin, literally, by living voice]: through speech: by word of mouth testify viva voce Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • viva voce — viva voce, adj. /vuy veuh voh see, vee veuh/ 1. by word of mouth; orally. 2. Also, viva. (in British and European universities) the oral part of an examination. [1555 65; < ML viva voce with living voice, L, abl. of viva vox] * * * …   Universalium

  • viva voce — also viva voce, by word of mouth, 1580s, Latin, lit. living voice, ablative of viva vox …   Etymology dictionary

  • viva voce — [vī′və vō′sē] adv. [ML, with living voice, abl. fem. of L vivus, living + abl. of vox,VOICE] by word of mouth; orally viva voce adj …   English World dictionary

  • viva voce — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (especially of an examination) oral rather than written. ► NOUN Brit. full form of VIVA(Cf. ↑viva). ORIGIN Latin, with the living voice …   English terms dictionary

  • viva voce — meaning ‘an oral examination’, is pronounced viy vǝ voh chi. It is usually shortened to viva (plural vivas) and this is also used as a verb (with inflected forms vivaes, vivaed, vivaing) …   Modern English usage

  • Viva voce — Vi va vo ce (v[imac] v[.a] v[=o] s[ e]). [L.] By word of mouth; orally. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viva voce — UK [ˌvaɪvə ˈvəʊtʃɪ] / US [ˌvɪvə ˈvoʊtˌʃeɪ] / US [ˌvaɪvə ˈvoʊsɪ] noun [countable] Word forms viva voce : singular viva voce plural viva voces British an oral examination, especially at a university, in which a student answers questions in an… …   English dictionary

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