rhetorical questionrhetorical question
a question asked only for effect, as to emphasize a point, no answer being expected
A question to which no answer is expected, often used for rhetorical effect.
(plural rhetorical questions)
- A question posed only for dramatic or persuasive effect.
- (colloquial) A question to which the asker does not expect an answer.
- Are you nuts? Don't answer that - it's a rhetorical question.