- Viva is defined as an expression or cheer that means "long live!"
When you want to show your support for a king, this is an example of a time when you might shout viva la king! or long live the king!
Origin: It and amp; Spanish
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Origin: Italian and Spanish, (long) live, both from Latin vīvat, third person sing. present subjunctive of vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.