Definition of invocatory in US English:

invocatory

adjective

  • See invocation

    • ‘The youth music festival begins with an invocatory violin concert by Malavika and Sharada, both upcoming artistes.’
    • ‘This segued into a musical section with the dancers joining the musicians, using gourds to enhance their invocatory circle and line dances.’
    • ‘The concert started with a Pushpanjali in Nattai, the traditional invocatory piece.’
    • ‘The hunters’ booming, percussive harp rhythms and urgent invocatory singing seemed to be everywhere.’
    • ‘Five dancers performed the invocatory item to Lord Krishna, which is the start of a Manipuri recital.’

Pronunciation

invocatory

/inˈväkəˌtôrē//ɪnˈvɑkəˌtɔri/