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- (RP) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈtɒɹ.ɪ.kəl/, /ɹəˈtɒɹ.ɪ.kəl/
- (US) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈtɔɹɪkəl/, /ɹəˈtɔɹɪkəl/
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rhetorical (not comparable)
- 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.
- Not earnest, or presented only for the purpose of an argument
part of or similar to rhetoric