from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. By word of mouth: a report submitted viva voce; a viva voce examination.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. By word of mouth.
- adv. By word of mouth.
- n. An oral examination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- By word of mouth; orally.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. By word of mouth; orally. It is sometimes used attributively: as, a viva voce vote.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. orally
- n. an examination conducted by spoken communication
- adj. expressed orally
Medieval Latin vīvā vōce, with the living voice : Latin vīvā, feminine ablative sing. of vīvus, living + Latin vōce, ablative of vōx, voice.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vīvā ("living") and vocē ("voice") (ablative of vōx). (Wiktionary)