An example of a rhetorical question is when you ask why bad things always have to happen to you.
- of, having the nature of, or according to rhetoric
- using or characterized by mere rhetoric, or artificial eloquence; showy and elaborate in style
- Of or relating to rhetoric.
- Characterized by overelaborate or bombastic rhetoric.
- Used for persuasive effect: a speech punctuated by rhetorical pauses.
From Latin rhÄ“toricus, from Ancient Greek á¿¥Î·Ï„Î¿ÏÎ¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (rhÄ“torikos, “concerning public speaking").