Definition of evocative
- settings … so evocative that they bring tears to the eyes
- —Eric Malpass
He wrote a powerful and evocative biography.
the Italian-American restaurant is decorated in a manner evocative of the charming outdoor cafés in Italy
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: bringing thoughts, memories, or feelings into the mind
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