evocation evocation  /ˌi voʊ ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) imaginative re-creation
  2. (n) calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
  3. (n) stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors



  1. What the Thriller cut played for laughs, however, Smooth Criminal takes straight: an evocation of bloody assault, possible rape and likely murder.
  2. It's more an evocation of Hopper's world, and its scale feels just right.
  3. This high comedy from Director Barry Levinson is 1987's deftest evocation of Viet Nam's surrealism.


  • Fiat goes bigger with the stylish 500L

    BALTIMORE - When Fiat recently reentered the U.S. market after a long absence, it did so with a latter-day evocation of its most iconic car, the 500.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

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  1. Biographer and historian Kate Williams said: "The evocation of both the high court and lowlife of London was spectacular...... This representation of Cromwell's inner life and the way in which we see a completely different vision of [Sir Thomas]...
    on Aug 3, 2009 By: Kate Williams Source: First Post

  2. "This movie is a masterful evocation of time, place, character, moral choices, immoral certainties, human nature and fate," writes Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times. "It is also, in the photography by Roger Deakins, the editing by the...
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Roger Ebert Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. In a report about the Hong Kong Film Festival in 1991, film critic Tony Rayns praised Wong's film released that year, Days of Being Wild, in Sight and Sound magazine, calling it a "gorgeous evocation of Hong Kong in 1960."
    on Aug 17, 2007 By: Tony Rayns Source: Advocate.com

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