[ ih-vok-uh-tiv, ih-voh-kuh- ]
/ ɪˈvɒk ə tɪv, ɪˈvoʊ kə- /
tending to evoke: The perfume was evocative of spring.
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Origin of evocative
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 evocatively
/ (ɪˈvɒkətɪv) /
tending or serving to evoke
Derived Formsevocatively, adverbevocativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for evocatively
1650s, from Late Latin evocativus "pertaining to summoning," from Latin evocatus, past participle of evocare (see evoke).
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