Adjective "evocative" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Bringing strong images, memories, or feelings to mind.
  1. 'the building's cramped interiors are highly evocative of past centuries'
  2. 'Sarah, 23, aims to bring back evocative memories for anyone with a passion for musicals.'
  3. 'I certainly feel he has a way with words and was able to paint some very evocative images, as well explain some dense concepts.'
  4. 'As death draws near, evocative, atmospheric images are offered up to the reader.'
  5. 'His powerful and evocative voice and his memory will live on in our hearts.'
  6. 'The remixes here sample the evocative hooks and then simply loop them without the progression that is so much a part of most of his output.'
  7. 'It is a response that is highly charged, evocative and expressed with an obvious degree of emotional insight.'
  8. 'Few symbols are as evocative or as powerful as those that remind us of our childhood.'
  9. 'Expect an evocative journey into the heart of darkness where the sins of the past are revisited in the present.'
  10. 'This image is perhaps the most detailed and least evocative of those on show.'
  11. 'I thought at the time that this was merely a moving and evocative metaphor for the loss of love.'


1. tending to evoke: The perfume was evocative of spring.

More examples(as adjective)

"vocalses can be evocative of people."

"spaces can be evocative of interiors."

"sentences can be evocative of alls."

"punctuations can be evocative as smells."

"photographs can be evocative of places."

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Mid 17th century: from Latin evocativus, from evocat- ‘called forth’, from the verb evocare (see evoke).