rhetorical question

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rhetorical question

n.
A question to which no answer is expected, often used for rhetorical effect.

rhetorical question

n
(Rhetoric) a question to which no answer is required: used esp for dramatic effect. An example is Who knows? (with the implication Nobody knows)

rhetor′ical ques′tion


n.
a question asked solely for effect and not to elicit a reply, as “What is so rare as a day in June?”
[1835–45]

rhetorical question

A question asked for effect, to which no answer is expected, such as “Whatever happened to good manners?.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
Translations
rhetorische Frage
question rhétorique

rhetorical question