from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A question to which no answer is expected, often used for rhetorical effect.
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- noun A
questionposed only for dramatic or persuasive effect.
- noun colloquial A question to which the asker does not expect an answer.
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- noun a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered
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