evocative

[ih-vok-uh-tiv, ih-voh-kuh-]

adjective

tending to evoke: The perfume was evocative of spring.

Nearby words

  1. evite,
  2. evm,
  3. evo,
  4. evocable,
  5. evocation,
  6. evocator,
  7. evoke,
  8. evoked potential,
  9. evoked response,
  10. evolute

Origin of evocative

1650–60; < Latin ēvocātīvus, equivalent to ēvocāt(us) (see evoke, -ate1) + -īvus -ive

Related formse·voc·a·tive·ly, adverbe·voc·a·tive·ness, nounnon·e·voc·a·tive, adjectiveun·e·voc·a·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for evocative

evocative

adjective

tending or serving to evoke
Derived Formsevocatively, adverbevocativeness, noun

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Word Origin and History for evocative

evocative

adj.

1650s, from Late Latin evocativus "pertaining to summoning," from Latin evocatus, past participle of evocare (see evoke).

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