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rhetoricaladjective

uk   /rɪˈtɒr.ɪ.kəl/  us   /-ˈtɔːr.ɪ-/
Rhetorical ​speech or writing is ​intended to ​seemimportant or ​influencepeople: repetition, that ​tedious rhetorical device
rhetorically
adverb uk   us   /-i/
"You ​want to ​know what ​courage is?" he ​asked rhetorically.
(Definition of rhetorical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rhetorical”
in Chinese (Simplified) 词藻华丽的, 浮夸的, 修辞的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 詞藻華麗的, 浮誇的, 修辭的…
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