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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The way in which you concluded your tribute by quoting from the most evocative of his works was truly fitting.
▪ Mating such sublime styling to the most evocative engine of the era was nothing short of automotive gen us.
▪ The air was full of evocative smells of flowers and freshly cut grass.
▪ The painting was evocative of all the sun and bright colours of Provence.
▪ An ageing leaf, suggested by random blobs upon a shape evocative of a leaf.
▪ His photographs, which are also held in Edinburgh, are stunningly crisp and evocative of the places and people he visited.
▪ It is woven into our souls and has an evocative quality.
▪ It was one of the last of his evocative flights of homespun philosophy.
▪ Some representations of St James the Greater are evocative of Sucellus.
▪ The lost Wolfprince - dear me, there's a very evocative ring to it, don't you think?
▪ There are certain forms of display - such as toys and period interiors - which are particularly evocative of nostalgia.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Evocative \E*vo"ca*tive\, a. Calling forth; serving to evoke; developing.

Evocative power over all that is eloquent and expressive in the better soul of man.
--W. Pater.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1650s, "tending to call forth," from Late Latin evocativus "pertaining to summoning," from Latin evocatus, past participle of evocare "call out; rouse, summon" (see evocation).


a. that evokes (brings to mind) a memory, mood, feeling or image; redolent or reminiscent


adj. serving to bring to mind; "cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson; "a campaign redolent of machine politics" [syn: redolent, redolent of(p), remindful, reminiscent, reminiscent of(p)]

Usage examples of "evocative".

The artful, evocative temptation he pressed on her held her captive, unable to think, unable to actable only to feel.

For often she would sprinkle a few drops of the evocative fluid upon her pages, preparing the blank sheets for her words as a muralist might prepare his wall.

With glass and granite sculpture a gravel surface would be very evocative of the ruggedness of the Norwegian landscape.

I began juggling those odd, evocative poems around, fitting them back into their original homiletic framework.

And this profligate cityscape is populated by characters--some met, some merely mentioned--with names equally evocative: Porphyria Levant, Estella Velvet, Brother Orphelin, Cerberus Cresset, Mavortian von Heber.

He began a slow, almost folklike melody, deceptively simple but very evocative.

Despite the evocative surname, Dagobert is a genuine descendant of a noble family from Normandy, whose forebears were closely involved in the Languedocian Masonic societies centred on the Marquis de Chefdebien and the Hautpoul family.

He looked up as Caralie appeared at the booth, bringing with her the scent of soap and shampoo and the evocative perfume he'd noticed the day before.

The smell of Ava's house washed over him, a combination of scents so evocative of another era as to be almost claustrophobic-lavender, silver polish, sheets kept in cedar chests.

The smell of Ava's house washed over him, a combination of scents so evocative of another era as to be almost claustrophobic—lavender, silver polish, sheets kept in cedar chests.

Praxeas admired the evocative sound of names like Ardzrouni and Boidí, he found a loftiness in Baudolino, Colandrino, and Scaccabarozzi, and he dreamed of exotic lands hearing Porcelli and Cuttica named.

The lieutenant's helmet has a green cloth cover stretched over it, and on top of that there is dark webbing, a black net stretched taut and tense and at this moment detumescing, heart thumping evocative.

It was a most disconcerting thing to see S/he spoke with the barely controlled voice of a humanoid, but hir every move and gesture was evocative of a great cat.

Rather than Eastern Approaches, a romantic work of travel set in the 1930s and 1940s by British diplomat Fitzroy Maclean, in which a procession of camels on the outskirts of Baku “reminded” the author that he “was already on the fringes of Asia,” I found the most evocative guide to the region to be a book called Ecocide in the USSR: Health and Nature Under Siege, by Murray Feshbach, a professor at Georgetown University, and Alfred Friendly, Jr.

It is August 14th, 1965, a day that was, a day that still is in the mind of a dreaming woman handcuffed to a bed in a house on the shore of a lake forty miles south of Dark Score (but with the same mineral smell, that nasty, evocative smell, on hot, still summer days), and although the twelve-year-old girl she was doesn't see Will creeping up behind her as she bends over to address her croquet ball, turning her bottom into a target simply too tempting for a boy who has only lived one year for each inning in a baseball game to ignore, part of her mind knows he is there, and that this is the seam where the dream has been basted to the nightmare.