• Rhetorical

    Pronunciation

    • RP IPA: /ɹɪˈtɒɹ.ɪ.kəl/, /ɹəˈtɒɹ.ɪ.kəl/
    • US IPA: /ɹɪˈtɔɹɪkəl/, /ɹəˈtɔɹɪkəl/

    Origin

    From Latin rhētoricus, from Ancient Greek ῥητορικός (rhētorikos, "concerning public speaking").

    Full definition of rhetorical

    Adjective

    rhetorical

    1. Part of or similar to rhetoric, which is the use of language as a means to persuade.A rhetorical question, for example, is one used merely to make a point, with no response expected.
    2. Not earnest, or presented only for the purpose of an argument
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