Viva-voce meaning

vīvə vōsē, vēvə
By word of mouth; orally.
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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.

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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.

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By word of mouth.
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By word of mouth.

A report submitted viva voce; a viva voce examination.

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Origin of viva-voce

  • Medieval Latin vīvā vōce with the living voice Latin vīvā feminine ablative sing. of vīvus living Latin vōce ablative of vōx voice

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin vÄ«vā (“living") and vōce (“voice") (ablative of vōx).

    From Wiktionary