evocative

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adjective evoc·a·tive \ i-ˈvä-kə-tiv \

Definition of evocative

:evoking or tending to evoke an especially emotional response
  • settings … so evocative that they bring tears to the eyes
  • —Eric Malpass

evocatively

adverb

evocativeness

noun

Examples of evocative in a Sentence

  1. He wrote a powerful and evocative biography.

  2. the Italian-American restaurant is decorated in a manner evocative of the charming outdoor cafés in Italy

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First Known Use of evocative

1657


EVOCATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

evocative

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Definition of evocative for English Language Learners

  • : bringing thoughts, memories, or feelings into the mind



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