rhetorician

[ ret-uh-rish-uh n ]
/ ˌrɛt əˈrɪʃ ən /

noun

an expert in the art of rhetoric.
a person who teaches rhetoric.
a person who writes or speaks in an elaborate or exaggerated style.

Nearby words

  1. rhetor,
  2. rhetoric,
  3. rhetorical,
  4. rhetorical question,
  5. rhetorical stress,
  6. rheum,
  7. rheumatalgia,
  8. rheumatic,
  9. rheumatic arteritis,
  10. rheumatic endocarditis

Origin of rhetorician

1375–1425; late Middle English rethoricien < Middle French rethorique rhetoric + -ien -ian

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British Dictionary definitions for rhetorician

rhetorician

/ (ˌrɛtəˈrɪʃən) /

noun

a teacher of the art of rhetoric
a stylish or eloquent writer or speaker
a person whose speech is pompous or extravagant
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Word Origin and History for rhetorician

rhetorician

n.

early 15c., Old French rethoricien, from rethorique (see rhetoric).

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