Examples of evocation in a Sentence
rich evocations of the sights, sounds, and smells of the carnival
the evocation of a simpler time
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With its evocation of an Egyptian pyramid, and the cylindrical theater that resembles a giant snare drum, Pei's design may sound overly representational, if not actually trite.
As an evocation of a different era, the movie is quite wonderful.
This is a great American opera to stand alongside earlier evocations of specifically American periods and subjects by George Gershwin, Carlisle Floyd, Robert Ward, John Adams and others.
Set artists Charles Gliha and Hubert Wisniewski created believable evocations of the garret shared by Rodolfo and Marcello, the brilliant street and cafe scene of Act Two, and the grim and wintry Barriere de l'Enfer of Act Three.
Sutton's experiential drama eschews cause-and-effect analysis in favor of a haunting evocation of a community whose very fabric seems to have been stitched together with violent impulses.
Mr. Salonen drew out the folkloric elements of the music: the rustic tunes, the evocation of gurgling streams, the heavy-footed stomping in the landler dance that runs through the third movement.
For the first few minutes of the show, many in the invited, opening-night audience clearly thought some of the textual uncertainty was an intentional evocation of Hemingway's writerly struggles.
Even more than Whitman, whose evocation of the Common Man was always a little distanced—Walt didn’t actually write like the Bowery B’hoys talked.
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Origin and Etymology of evocation
Latin evocation-, evocatio, from evocare
First Known Use: 1633See Words from the same year
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Definition of evocation for English Language Learners
: the act of bringing something into the mind or memory : the act of evoking something
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