- tending to evoke: The perfume was evocative of spring.
Origin of evocative
Examples from the Web for evocative
“We look for the qualities that are evocative of V.S.O.P Privilege,” explained Hennessy Senior Vice President Rodney Williams.
Both are literally depictions of magical air, evocative of movement and potency stirring inside a writhing cloud.You Can Indeed Judge a Book By Its Cover
November 20, 2013
Emotive words and evocative phrases give language its power.How To Shrink The Pro-Israel Tent
Brent E. Sasley
April 9, 2013
Wells has written some lovely, thoughtful, and evocative reviews over the past year.Guy Fieri Battles Scathing New York Times Review by Pete Wells
November 16, 2012
Add his evocative, unsentimental new memoir, Elsewhere, to the list.Richard Russo Talks About New Memoir “Elsewhere” And His Mother’s Illness
November 12, 2012
Today, the term machine is evocative of software rather than hardware.The Civilization of Illiteracy
It was a sound, he realized in a flash, evocative and summoning.The Bright Messenger
The evocative power of perfume with regard to memory is compelling.The Wolves of God
I was grateful for the fluke by which I had witnessed on the terrace that evocative scene.And Even Now
The familiar country, evocative of a great part of my childhood, carried my thoughts hither and thither.Memoirs of My Dead Life
- tending or serving to evoke
Word Origin and History for evocative
1650s, from Late Latin evocativus "pertaining to summoning," from Latin evocatus, past participle of evocare (see evoke).