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RHETORICAL QUESTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rhetorical question mean? 

RHETORICAL QUESTION (noun)
  The noun RHETORICAL QUESTION has 1 sense:

1. a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered

  Familiarity information: RHETORICAL QUESTION used as a noun is very rare.


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RHETORICAL QUESTION (noun)


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Meaning:

A statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

he liked to make his points with rhetorical questions

Hypernyms ("rhetorical question" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)


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