Definition of evanescence in English:


Pronunciation /ɛvəˈnɛs(ə)ns/ /iːvəˈnɛs(ə)ns/


See evanescent

  • ‘The home we knew has disappeared, and its evanescence only heightens our desire for it.’
  • ‘Just as dreams do, memory makes me profoundly aware of the unreality, the evanescence of the world, a fleeting image in the moving water.’
  • ‘Our insistence on evanescence, consciousness and diaphanous impressionism distorts the book that forms in our minds, like the slight misimpression on the pottery wheel that tilts the eventual cup.’
  • ‘The gliding motion of the sails, their white flimsiness and quick transformations gave whatever formations they shaped and the places they represented a distinct air of insubstantiality and evanescence.’
  • ‘Their lives are thrown into a spin by their esteemed relative's presence, but this tale ends quietly in a little wisp of smoke, an exquisite reminder of the evanescence of things.’



/ɛvəˈnɛs(ə)ns/ /iːvəˈnɛs(ə)ns/