- The definition of viva voce is said by word of mouth.
An example of viva voce used as an adjective is in the phrase "viva voce story" which means a story that was told by mouth.
- Viva voce is defined as by word of mouth.
An example of viva voce used as an adverb is in the phrase "told viva voce" which means told by mouth and not by writing, music, etc.
Origin of viva voceML, with living voice, ablative feminine of Classical Latin vivus, living + ablative of vox, voice
Origin of viva voceMedieval Latin v&imacron;va v&omacron;ce, with the living voice : Latin v&imacron;va, feminine ablative sing. of v&imacron;vus, living + Latin v&omacron;ce, ablative of v&omacron;x, voice.
From Latin vÄ«vÄ (“living") and vÅce (“voice") (ablative of vÅx).