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rhet·o·ri·cian

 (rĕt′ə-rĭsh′ən)
n.
1. An expert in or teacher of rhetoric.
2. An eloquent speaker or writer.
3. A person given to verbal extravagance.

rhetorician

(ˌrɛtəˈrɪʃən)
n
1. (Rhetoric) a teacher of the art of rhetoric
2. a stylish or eloquent writer or speaker
3. a person whose speech is pompous or extravagant

rhet•o•ri•cian

(ˌrɛt əˈrɪʃ ən)

n.
1. an expert in the art of rhetoric.
2. a person who writes or speaks in an elaborate or exaggerated style.
3. a person who teaches rhetoric.
[1375–1425; late Middle English rethoricien < Middle French rethorique rhetoric + -ien -ian]

rhetorician

1. a teacher of rhetoric.
2. one skilled in the art of rhetoric.
3. a speaker who overuses rhetorical devices, especially a bombastic or overelaborate orator.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhetorician - a person who delivers a speech or orationrhetorician - a person who delivers a speech or oration
eulogist, panegyrist - an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
elocutionist - a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery
haranguer - a public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
spellbinder - an orator who can hold his listeners spellbound
tub-thumper - a noisy and vigorous or ranting public speaker

rhetorician

noun
A public speaker:
Translations

rhetorician

[ˌretəˈrɪʃən] Nretórico/a m/f

rhetorician

nRhetoriker(in) m(f); (pej)Phrasendrescher(in) m(f) (pej)
References in classic literature ?
The rhetoricians and philosophers were accustomed to give the Fables of Aesop as an exercise to their scholars, not only inviting them to discuss the moral of the tale, but also to practice and to perfect themselves thereby in style and rules of grammar, by making for themselves new and various versions of the fables.
Planudes may have invented some few fables, or have inserted some that were current in his day; but there is an abundance of unanswerable internal evidence to prove that he had an acquaintance with the veritable fables of Aesop, although the versions he had access to were probably corrupt, as contained in the various translations and disquisitional exercises of the rhetoricians and philosophers.
In the case of oratory, this is the function of the Political art and of the art of rhetoric: and so indeed the older poets make their characters speak the language of civic life; the poets of our time, the language of the rhetoricians.
These are, first, such as have brittle wits, the edge whereof is soon turned; such as was Hermogenes the rhetorician, whose books are exceeding subtle; who afterwards waxed stupid.
A rhetorician would have had much to say upon that point.
Just at this time, Pierre Abelard, who had already made himself widely famous as a rhetorician, came to found a school of rhetoric in Paris.
They continued to correspond, she in the unweighed language of unwavering affection, he in the chilly phraseology of the polished rhetorician.
The Prime Minister out of office is seen, too often, to have been but a pompous rhetorician, and the General without an army is but the tame hero of a market town.
as some rhetorician once said of old Nap, competition fled from her.
He characteristically remarks that he will not speak as a rhetorician, that is to say, he will not make a regular defence such as Lysias or one of the orators might have composed for him, or, according to some accounts, did compose for him.
Highlands = the Hudson Highlands, a mountainous region in Putnam and Dutchess Counties, through which the Hudson River passes in a deep and picturesque gorge; Eolus = God of the winds; Boreas = God of the North wind; Seneca = one of the Finger Lakes in central New York State; Grecian king = both the Senecas of antiquity, the rhetorician (54 BC-39 AD) and his son the philosopher/statesman (4 BC-65 AD), were, of course, Romans--in any case, Lake Seneca is named after the Seneca nation of the Iroquois Indians; Park-Place = already in 1816 a fashionable street in lower Manhattan; Chippewa = an American army defeated the British at Chippewa, in Canada near Niagara Falls, on July 5, 1814; Lawrence = Captain James ("Don't give up the ship
Appearing in the final paragraph of Dicksons book, another quotation from The Orators Education tempers the ancient rhetoricians teaching on contentious imitation: "no man can draw level with a man in whose footsteps he feels bound to tread" (quoted 172).