A speech punctuated by rhetorical pauses.
An example of a rhetorical question is when you ask why bad things always have to happen to you.
A rhetorical question, for example, is one used merely to make a point, with no response expected.
Origin of rhetorical
- From Latin rhÄ“toricus, from Ancient Greek ῥητορικός (rhÄ“torikos, “concerning public speaking").