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A question to which no answer is expected, often used for rhetorical effect.
(Rhetoric) a question to which no answer is required: used esp for dramatic effect. An example is Who knows? (with the implication Nobody knows)
a question asked solely for effect and not to elicit a reply, as “What is so rare as a day in June?”
A question asked for effect, to which no answer is expected, such as “Whatever happened to good manners?.”
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|Noun||1.||rhetorical question - a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered; "he liked to make his points with rhetorical questions"|
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"