evocative evocative  /ɪ ˈvɑ kə tɪv/


  • (adj) serving to bring to mind


  1. Overall: McCain was McCain evocative, intense, and at times emotional, but also vague, elliptical, and atonal.
  2. They're full of literary touches and evocative phrases--the Master Chief travels in a spaceship called the Pillar of Autumn.
  3. Linda Evangelista in an evocative deep wine taffeta dress a la Caravaggio.


  1. CW Tackles Social Issues in SF Romance Star-Crossed

    In 2014, the Atrians arrive. Their ship, a monstrously huge thing, doesn't dock at Ellis Island, but rather crashes nose-first into (hopefully an upopulated swampy area of) Louisiana, creating an instant skyscraper evocative of the imagery of TNT's Falling Skies . These refugees were looking for a safe haven.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Trades

  2. 'Tales of Hoffmann' coherently painted

    June 12--Amid all the operas about kings and queens, soldiers and demimondaines, Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffmann" stands out as an example of that evocative category of operas about artists.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: HispanicBusiness.com

  3. A British trophy from the 1813 sack of Hampton | Our Story

    Among the most evocative artifacts I've seen while preparing an upcoming series of stories on Hampton Roads and the War of 1812 is a rifle left behind by an American sharpshooter fleeing the field of a hopeless battle.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Daily Press


  1. "In places it's a very personal record, and a lot of it is retrospective, drawing from memory, like memories from being a kid, from Liverpool and from summers gone," McCartney said in a statement. "The album is evocative, emotional, rocking,...
    on Apr 30, 2007 By: Paul McCartney Source: Reuters UK

  2. "I am myself deeply religious so just the name is evocative in ways that I can hardly describe," Rice said, noting that she had similar feelings when going to other holy sites in previous visits to the region.
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Forbes

  3. "I prefer the lower-budgeted science-fiction movies where you have actual locations," Giamatti said. "I find it far more interesting and evocative to look at than a lot of the CGI stuff."
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Paul Giamatti Source: International Herald Tribune

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