Rhetoric

Definition of Rhetoric

Rhet´o`ric
n.1.The art of composition; especially, elegant composition in prose.
2.Oratory; the art of speaking with propriety, elegance, and force.
3.Hence, artificial eloquence; fine language or declamation without conviction or earnest feeling.
4.Fig. : The power of persuasion or attraction; that which allures or charms.
Sweet, silent rhetoric of persuading eyes.
- Daniel.

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