Definition of evanescence:
- dispersion (part of speech: noun)
- transience (part of speech: noun)
The further idea that this transcendently glorious apparition is due to mere words, to a breath- our symbol of tenuity, evanescence, impotence to influence material bulk- heightens enormously the impression of absolutely immeasurable power.- "Oxford Lectures on Poetry", Andrew Cecil Bradley.
- "Chopin: The Man and His Music", James Huneker.
In filmy evanescence Wraithlike scents assemble, Then dissolve and tremble A little until they die; Spirits of the florescence Where the bees searched and tarried Till the blossoms all were married In the days before July.- "Lundy's Lane and Other Poems", Duncan Campbell Scott.