[ UK /ɪvˈɒkətˌɪv/ ]
[ US /ɪˈvɑkətɪv/ ]
  1. serving to bring to mind
    a campaign redolent of machine politics
    cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note
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How To Use evocative In A Sentence

  • Penguin used to do these great science fiction paperback editions, and they had one series with really evocative paintings — glossy, garish, almost hyperrealist — on the covers. Ballardian » The 032c Interview: Simon Reynolds on Ballard, part 2
  • In the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins' evocative phrasing, ‘All is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; and wears man's smudge and shares man's smell.’
  • His powerful and evocative voice and his memory will live on in our hearts.
  • The book is an amusing and evocative portrayal of his journey and his encounters with Indian babudom and other normal Indians on the way.
  • She is at her most urgent and evocative when she assumes the first person; otherwise the work's essayistic quality obtrudes upon the immediacy and music of the poetry.
  • An utterly gorgeous album, it paints an evocative portrait of a Scottish coastal village. Times, Sunday Times
  • Krishna devotees ardently look upon him as the Godhead, more emotively evocative than most of the other avatars.
  • So there's a thought - you could use the visualised image as a gateway back into memory or just a gateway into a centred, balanced or evocative mental space.
  • The man, whose name is evocative of fear and hatred in films, stands upright without even a stoop to suggest his 71 years.
  • As death draws near, evocative, atmospheric images are offered up to the reader.
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