What does viva mean?

Definitions for viva
ˈvi və, -vɑvi·va

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oral, oral exam, oral examination, viva voce, vivanoun

    an examination conducted by spoken communication


  1. vivaverb

    To cheer or applaud.

    Etymology: Abbreviation of Viaduct Valley

  2. vivanoun

    An oral examination, typically for an academic qualification.

    Etymology: Abbreviation of Viaduct Valley

  3. vivaverb

    To subject to an examination of this kind.

    Etymology: Abbreviation of Viaduct Valley

  4. vivainterjection

    Long live ... ! (used to express acclaim or support).

    Etymology: Abbreviation of Viaduct Valley

  5. ViVanoun

    a region of Manhattanville, Harlem, New York City

    Etymology: Abbreviation of Viaduct Valley


  1. VIVA

    VIVA is a free-to-air German-language music television channel, first broadcast on 1 December 1993. A consortium of broadcasters and record companies led by Time Warner, Sony Television, Polygram Records and EMI Music, but not the German-based Bertelsmann Music Group, saw the investment in VIVA as an antidote to the "vain posturing power of MTV Networks executives", according to Germany's Süddeutsche Zeitung. Executives at US media giant Time Warner, keen on increasing their market share of its music repertoire and business in Germany, planned the new TV station in 1992. Eventually, they recruited DoRo Productions, producers of music videos for notable acts such as Queen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, in the design of the music channel. VIVA became an immediate success with the audience, while ultimately providing German artists with a music channel that could help expose their music to the German audience. After many years of fierce competition for audience share, MTV Networks Europe eventually acquired VIVA on 14 January 2005 after it had outran its own efforts for better ratings. MTV today operates VIVA channels across Europe, in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Viva

    vē′va, interj. long live.—n. the exclamation Viva! [It., 'Let him live'—L. vivĕre, to live.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of viva in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of viva in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of viva in a Sentence

  1. Matteo Renzi:

    We are not at that point, i see no possibility of forming a majority that does not include Italia Viva.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Il est vrai que les contraires attirent et repoussent goûts, en chimie autant que dans le monde réel. Les gens sont principalement attirés les uns aux autres en raison de désirs inassouvis et les qualités de leur vie. Comme corollaire, les gens souvent ne méprisent pas quelque chose qui ne fait pas partie de leurs constitutions ou des personnalités. le monde est beau, à mon humble avis, parce que les gens se complètent mutuellement et évoluent vers la perfection, progressivement comme il peut être, en acceptant et en embrassant leurs différences. Viva la différence!

  3. Stefano Gatti:

    The radical far-right feels more legitimized and stronger, thus they're more active, twenty years ago you couldn't hang around shouting' Viva il Duce,' there was greater resistance towards extremist themes. The dam barriers have been lowered, so people feel they can freely pour hatred towards Liliana Segre online.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's true that opposites attract and likes repel, in chemistry as much as in real world. People are primarily drawn to each other because of unfulfilled desires and qualities in their lives. As a corollary, people often don't despise something that is not part of their constitutions or personalities. The world is beautiful, IMHO, because people complement each other and evolve towards perfection,gradually as it may be, by accepting and embracing their differences. Viva la difference!

  5. Matteo Renzi:

    I see no possibility of forming a majority that does not include Italia Viva.

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  • Opio Pa Wajaras
    I Love the Defination "Long Live" That became part of the motor of my Nation South Sudan.(Acclaim or support)
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