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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. rhetoric: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. rhetoric: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. rhetoric: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. rhetoric: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. rhetoric: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. rhetoric: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. rhetoric: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. rhetoric: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. rhetoric: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. rhetoric: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  11. rhetoric: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. rhetoric: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Rhetoric, rhetoric: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. rhetoric: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. rhetoric: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. rhetoric: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Rhetoric (Aristotle), Rhetoric (aristotle), Rhetoric, The Rhetoric: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Rhetoric: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. rhetoric: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. rhetoric: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. rhetoric: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. rhetoric: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. Rhetoric: Encarta® Online Encyclopedia, North American Edition [home, info]
  24. Rhetoric: 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
  25. rhetoric: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  26. rhetoric: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  27. rhetoric: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  28. rhetoric: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  29. rhetoric: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  30. Rhetoric: UVic Writer's Guide [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. rhetoric: Global Glossary [home, info]
  2. RHETORIC: Bobs Byway OF POETIC TERMS [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. rhetoric: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. rhetoric: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. rhetoric: Political [home, info]
  2. rhetoric: A Brief Critical Dictionary of Education [home, info]
  3. rhetoric: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. rhetoric: Postmodern Bible Dictionary [home, info]
  2. RHETORIC: Irivng Hexham's Concise Dictionary of Religion [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. rhetoric: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (rhetoric)

noun:  study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)
noun:  using language effectively to please or persuade
noun:  high flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
noun:  loud and confused and empty talk ("Mere rhetoric")

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Phrases that include rhetoric:   byzantine rhetoric, cognitive rhetoric, the art of rhetoric

Words similar to rhetoric:   grandiloquence, grandiosity, magniloquence, palaver, empty talk, empty words, hot air, more...

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