RHETORIC

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What does it mean?

If someone is using rhetoric they are able to speak to a specific audience or write well in order to communicate and persuade others with effective use of language.

According to Webster...

(RET or ik) n. - Rhetoric is the art or study of using language effectively and persuasively; the use of over-elaborate language


1. the art os speaking effectively

a: the study of principles and rules of composition formulated by the critics of ancient times

b: the study of writing or speaking as a means of communication or persuasion

2. a: a skill in the effective use of speech

b: a type or mode of language or speech also insincere or grandiose language

3. verbal communication or discourse


ORIGIN

c.1300, from OLD FRENCH rethorique, from LATIN rhetorice, from GREEK rhetoriketechne "art of an orator," from rhetor (gen. rhetoros) "orator,"related to rhema "word," literally "that which is spoken."

HOW IT IS USED

RENT-A-WRECK

The car salesman used effective rhetoric to persuade me to rent a wrecked car!