Evocation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌiːvoʊˈkeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word evocation
Brit.  |ɛvəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word evocation

noun

- imaginative re-creation
- calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations (syn: summoning)
- stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors (syn: elicitation, induction)

Examples

rich evocations of the sights, sounds, and smells of the carnival

the evocation of a simpler time

The poem is an evocation of lost love.

Word forms

noun
singular: evocation
plural: evocations
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