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rhetorical question

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rhetorical + question

Noun[change]

Singular
rhetorical question

Plural
rhetorical questions

  1. (countable)
    1. A rhetorical question is a question that is asked only for the purpose of dramatic or persuasive effect.
    2. (informal) A rhetorical question is a question which the person asking it doesn't expect an answer to.
      1. Are you nuts? Don't answer that – it's a rhetorical question.