Definition of rhetoricity in US English:

rhetoricity

noun

  • The quality of being rhetorical. Now chiefly Literary Theory: the quality of seeking to influence the response of a reader; the degree to which a text or discourse possesses this quality.

Origin

1920s. From rhetoric + -ity; compare -icity.

Pronunciation

rhetoricity

/ˌrɛtəˈrɪsɪti/