Definition of viva voce noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


viva voce

BrE BrE//ˌvaɪvə ˈvəʊtʃi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvoʊtʃi//
(British English also viva) (from Latin) Exams and degrees
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a spoken exam, especially in a British university See related entries: Exams and degrees Word Originmid 16th cent.: from medieval Latin, literally ‘with the living voice’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: viva voce