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rhetorician

noun [C] uk   /ˌret.əˈrɪʃ.ən/ us    /ˌret̬-/
formal a person who is good at speaking in public, especially someone who is able to influence people specialized language a person who teaches the skill of speaking and writing in an effective way that influences people: Lucian was a famous Greek rhetorician.
Translations of “rhetorician”
in Chinese (Traditional) 演說家, 修辭學家, 修辭學教師…
in Chinese (Simplified) 演说家, 修辞学家, 修辞学教师…
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