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rhetorical question

Definition of rhetorical question

  1. :  a question not intended to require an answer

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of, relating to, or concerned with rhetoric

    :  employed for rhetorical effect

    :  asked merely for effect with no answer expected

  1. :  an interrogative expression often used to test knowledge

    :  an interrogative sentence or clause

    :  a subject or aspect in dispute or open for discussion :  issue

  1. :  to ask a question of or about

    :  to interrogate intensively :  cross-examine

    :  doubt, dispute

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