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spiel

play
verb \ˈspēl\

Definition of spiel

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to play music

  3. 2 :  to talk volubly or extravagantly

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to utter, express, or describe volubly or extravagantly

spiel·er play \ˈspē-lər\ noun


Origin of spiel

German spielen to play, from Old High German spilōn; akin to Old English spilian to revel


First Known Use: 1870


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spiel

noun

Simple Definition of spiel

  • : a fast speech that someone has often said before and that is usually intended to persuade people to buy something, agree to something, etc.

Full Definition of spiel

  1. :  a voluble line of often extravagant talk :  pitch

Examples of spiel

  1. I listened to the salesman's spiel but still refused to buy anything.

  2. He gave me a long spiel about the benefits of joining the club.



1896

First Known Use of spiel

1896


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