To save this word, you'll need to log in.
Keep scrolling for more
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'evanescence.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Time Traveler for evanescence
See more words from the same year
Cite this Entry
“Evanescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evanescence. Accessed 29 May. 2020.
More from Merriam-Webster on evanescence
Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for evanescence
Britannica English: Translation of evanescence for Arabic Speakers
Comments on evanescence
What made you want to look up evanescence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
See Definitions and Examples »
Get Word of the Day daily email!
May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
Words from the week of 5/29/2020
Uncommon singular versions of words
Getting back your money or back on your feet
Words from the week of 5/22/2020
A definitive answer.
And who put it there, anyway?
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
How is it the end of May?
Surprisingly specific words for shapes.
Do you know the person or title these quotes describe?