evocative

[ ih-vok-uh-tiv, ih-voh-kuh- ]
/ ɪˈvɒk ə tɪv, ɪˈvoʊ kə- /

adjective

tending to evoke: The perfume was evocative of spring.

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

/ (ɪˈvɒkətɪv) /

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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