Definition of

Viva Voce

  1. (noun, communication) an examination conducted by spoken communication
  2. (adv, all) orally

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Viva Voce

Hypernyms: exam, examination, test

Origin of the word Viva Voce

  1. also viva-voce, "by word of mouth," 1580s, from L., lit. "living-voice," abl. of viva vox. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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