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Overview of noun rhetoric

The noun rhetoric has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. rhetoric

(using language effectively to please or persuade)

2. grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, grandiloquence, rhetoric

(high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation; "the grandiosity of his prose"; "an excessive ornateness of language")

3. palaver, hot air, empty words, empty talk, rhetoric

(loud and confused and empty talk; "mere rhetoric")

4. rhetoric

(study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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