evocative
adjective Date: 1657 evoking or tending to evoke an especially emotional response <
settings…so evocative that they bring tears to the eyes — Eric Malpass
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evocatively adverbevocativeness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • evocative — index moving (evoking emotion) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • evocative — 1650s, from L.L. evocativus pertaining to summoning, from L. evocatus, pp. of evocare (see EVOKE (Cf. evoke)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • evocative — [adj] suggestive calling up, expressive, graphic, redolent, remindful of, reminiscent, resonant with; concept 266 …   New thesaurus

  • evocative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ evoking strong images, memories, or feelings …   English terms dictionary

  • evocative — [ē väk′ə tiv, iväk′ə tiv] adj. [L evocativus] 1. tending to evoke a reaction or response, esp. an emotional one 2. vivid and seemingly realistic as in the artistic representation of a particular time, place, etc. evocatively adv. evocativeness n …   English World dictionary

  • evocative — e|voc|a|tive [ ı vakətıv ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) an evocative smell or sound makes you think of something, often something you experienced in the past: The sea air was deeply evocative of her childhood on the island. 2. ) an evocative work of art …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • evocative — UK [ɪˈvɒkətɪv] / US [ɪˈvɑkətɪv] adjective formal 1) an evocative smell or sound makes you think of something, often something that you experienced in the past The sea air was deeply evocative of her childhood on the island. 2) an evocative work… …   English dictionary

  • evocative — e|voc|a|tive [ıˈvɔkətıv US ıˈva: ] adj making people remember something by producing a feeling or memory in them evocative of ▪ a picture that is wonderfully evocative of a hot, summer s day ▪ beautiful, evocative music …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • evocative — [[t]ɪvɒ̱kətɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ of n If you describe something as evocative, you mean that it is good or interesting because it produces pleasant memories, ideas, emotions, and responses in people. [FORMAL] Her story is sharply evocative… …   English dictionary

  • evocative — adj. (formal) (cannot stand alone) evocative of * * * [ɪ vɒkətɪv] (formal) (cannot stand alone) evocative of …   Combinatory dictionary

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