Definitions of rhetoric

  1. high flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The art of composition; especially, elegant composition in prose. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Hence, artificial eloquence; fine language or declamation without conviction or earnest feeling. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Fig. : The power of persuasion or attraction; that which allures or charms. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The art of speaking or writing with elegance and force; fine speaking without conviction or earnest feeling; a textbook on the art of speaking and writing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The art of speaking with propriety, elegance, and force. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Art of speaking with eloquence and force. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The art of discourse; pleasing or persuasive skill in the use of language. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The science or art of persuasive or effective speech; the art of speaking with propriety, elegance, and force; the power of persuasion or attraction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The science of oratory; the art of speaking in public with propriety, elegance, and force; the power of persuasion and attraction in speech. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for rhetoric

  1. No flowers of rhetoric can change the fact, No arts of speech can varnish o'er my shame: Orlando has refus'd me! – The Fatal Falsehood by Hannah More
  2. Every combination of citizens, from the provincial states down to the humblest rhetoric club, was to retain its ancient constitution. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley