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evocative

[ih-vok-uh-tiv, ih-voh-kuh-] /ɪˈvɒk ə tɪv, ɪˈvoʊ kə-/
adjective
1.
tending to evoke:
The perfume was evocative of spring.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin ēvocātīvus, equivalent to ēvocāt(us) (see evoke, -ate1) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
evocatively, adverb
evocativeness, noun
nonevocative, adjective
unevocative, adjective
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  • Once, headlines were meant to be clever or catchy or evocative.
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British Dictionary definitions for evocative

evocative

/ɪˈvɒkətɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or serving to evoke
Derived Forms
evocatively, adverb
evocativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for evocative
adj.

1650s, from Late Latin evocativus "pertaining to summoning," from Latin evocatus, past participle of evocare (see evoke).

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