Viva definitions

vē'və, -vä'
A university examination with spoken questions and answers; oral examination.
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Long live (someone or something specified)!
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Used to express acclamation, salute, or applause.
interjection
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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!

interjection
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Long live ... ! (used to express acclaim or support).
interjection
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An oral examination, typically for an academic qualification.
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(intransitive, dated) To cheer or applaud.
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To subject to an examination of this kind.
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A region of Manhattanville, Harlem, New York City.
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Origin of viva

Italian Spanish (long) live both from Latin vīvat third person sing. present subjunctive of vīvere to live gwei- in Indo-European roots