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rhet·o·ric
[ret-er-ik]
NOUN
1.
(in writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast.
2.
the art or science of all specialized literary uses of language in prose or verse, including the figures of speech.
3.
the study of the effective use of language.
4.
the ability to use language effectively.
5.
the art of prose in general as opposed to verse.
6.
the art of making persuasive speeches; oratory.
7.
(in classical oratory) the art of influencing the thought and conduct of an audience.
8.
(in older use) a work on rhetoric.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhetoric

Rhetoric is the art of discourse, wherein a writer or speaker strives to inform, persuade or motivate particular audiences in specific situations. As a subject of ...

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhetoric

Define rhetoric: the art of speaking or writing effectively: such as — rhetoric in a sentence.

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Rhetoric definition, (in writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast. See more.

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Rhetoric is speaking or writing that's intended to persuade. If your goal is to write editorial columns for "The New York Times," you should work on your rhetoric.

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Rhetorical definition, used for, belonging to, or concerned with mere style or effect. See more.

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Synonyms for rhetoric at Thesaurus.com with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Dictionary and Word of the Day.

en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/rhetoric

Definition of rhetoric - the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional t.

rhetoric.sdsu.edu/resources/what_is_rhetoric.htm

Rhetoric refers to the study and uses of written, spoken and visual language. ... Rhetorical study and written literacy are understood to be essential to civic, ...

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Adjectives often applied to "rhetoric": political, legal, visual, classical, ancient, violent, empty, inflammatory, hateful, heated, fiery, vitriolic, angry, overheated, ...