HyperDic: rhetoric

English > 4 senses of the word rhetoric:
NOUNcommunicationrhetoricusing language effectively to please or persuade
communicationrhetoric, grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, grandiloquencehigh-flown style
communicationrhetoric, palaver, hot air, empty words, empty talkloud and confused and empty talk
cognitionrhetoricstudy of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
rhetoric > pronunciation
Soundsreh'terihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > rhetoric: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningUsing language effectively to please or persuade.
Partsrhetorical deviceA use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
Broaderexpressive style, styleA way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
Spanishretórica
Catalanretòrica
Adjectivesrhetoricalof or relating to rhetoric
Nounsrhetoriciana person who delivers a speech or oration
English > rhetoric: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningHigh-flown style; excessive use of verbal / verbal ornamentation.
Synonymsgrandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, grandiloquence
Narrowerbombast, fustian, rant, claptrap, blahpompous or pretentious talk or writing
flourishA display of ornamental speech or language
Broaderexpressive style, styleA way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
Spanishaltilocuencia, altisonancia, grandilocuencia, grandiloqüencia
Catalanaltiloqüència, altisonància, grandiloqüència
English > rhetoric: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningLoud and confused and empty talk.
Example"mere rhetoric"
Synonymspalaver, hot air, empty words, empty talk
Broadernonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokumA message that seems to convey no meaning / meaning
Spanishcharlatanería, palabrería
Catalanclaca, xerrameca
English > rhetoric: 4 senses > noun 4, cognition
Meaningstudy of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking).
Category ofallocution(rhetoric) a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhorts
anacoluthicOf or related to syntactic inconsistencies of the sort known as anacoluthons
epanodosrepetition of a group of words in reverse order
epanodosRecapitulation of the main ideas of a speech (especially in reverse order)
exordium(rhetoric) the introductory section of an oration or discourse
narration(rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth
peroration(rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration
ploce(rhetoric) repetition to gain special emphasis or extend meaning / meaning
rhetorical deviceA use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
tropicalCharacterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes
Broaderliterary studyThe humanistic study of literature
Spanishretórica
Adjectivesrhetoricalgiven to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought
rhetoricalof or relating to rhetoric
Nounsrhetoriciana person who delivers a speech or oration

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