Definition of evocative
: evoking or tending to evoke an especially emotional response settings … so evocative that they bring tears to the eyes — Eric Malpass
Examples of evocative in a Sentence
He wrote a powerful and evocative biography.
the Italian-American restaurant is decorated in a manner evocative of the charming outdoor cafés in Italy
Recent Examples of evocative from the Web
The result is a kind of cozy modernism: clean, simple planes composed with evocative, handmade, and rustic materials.
Much of that had to do with Prodigy's evocative rhymes, which made good on his stage name, recapping teenage tales of crimes and punishments that were almost too grim to believe.
Castillo pays tribute to his heyday but doesn’t shy away from calling out his failings as a husband and father in this evocative and energetic book of poems that frequently captures the code-switching language of a dynamic multicultural space. 3.
The Last Night's lovely animated 2D cyberpunk vistas was evocative of Flashback (launch exclusive).
San Gimignano The region's glamour girl, with 14 surviving medieval towers, San Gimignano is a tourist trap by day but an evocative and traffic-free delight after dark.
Working from his own script, Michell (Notting Hill, Hyde Park on the Hudson) lets the film unfold at a stately, intelligent pace, and Mike Eley’s cinematography is rich and evocative.
Teplitzky betrays his sympathy for Churchill, filming Cox with seemingly endless, fawning slow-motion shots, burnished by evocative shadows.
Wonder Woman is evocative of an earlier age, one that easily conjures up nostalgia—
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EVOCATIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of evocative for English Language Learners
: bringing thoughts, memories, or feelings into the mind
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