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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Concerned with effect or style of writing and speaking; Of or relating to the art of expressive speech or discourse.

Usage examples (36)
  • Accepted two or three verbal and rhetorical changes I suggested
  • A rhetorical question is one asked solely to produce an effect (especially to make an assertion) rather than to elicit a reply
  • MANJI: Glenn, this is what we call a rhetorical question.
  • You are what we call a rhetorical thug when it comes to this whole issue of patriotism. for more
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