rhetorician

[ret-uh-rish-uhn]
noun
1.
an expert in the art of rhetoric.
2.
a person who teaches rhetoric.
3.
a person who writes or speaks in an elaborate or exaggerated style.

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

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rhetorician (ˌrɛtəˈrɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a teacher of the art of rhetoric
2.  a stylish or eloquent writer or speaker
3.  a person whose speech is pompous or extravagant

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The job of a rhetorician is to answer rhetorical questions.
The theme explored in this personal narrative is that of the life of a rhetorician, in writing and in speech.
He was also a poet and a member of a rhetorician's society in the city.
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