Definitions for viva-voce

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•va vo•ceˈvaɪ və ˈvoʊ si, ˈvi və(adv.)

  1. by word of mouth; orally.

  2. (n.)(in British and European universities) an oral examination.

    Category: British, Education

Origin of viva voce:

1555–65; < ML: with living voice

vi`va-vo′ce(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oral, oral exam, oral examination, viva voce, viva(adj)

    an examination conducted by spoken communication

  2. viva-voce, word-of-mouth(adverb)

    expressed orally

    "a viva-voce report"; "the film had good word-of-mouth publicity"

  3. by word of mouth, viva voce(adverb)

    orally

    "I heard it viva voce"

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