rhetor

[ree-ter, ret-er]
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noun

a master or teacher of rhetoric.
an orator.

Nearby words

  1. rhesus factor,
  2. rhesus monkey,
  3. rhet.,
  4. rhetian,
  5. rhetic,
  6. rhetoric,
  7. rhetorical,
  8. rhetorical question,
  9. rhetorical stress,
  10. rhetorician

Origin of rhetor

1325–75; < Latin rhētor < Greek rhḗtōr; replacing Middle English rethor < Medieval Latin, Latin, as above

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British Dictionary definitions for rhetor

rhetor

noun

a teacher of rhetoric
(in ancient Greece) an orator

Word Origin for rhetor

C14: via Latin from Greek rhētōr; related to rhēma word

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