Origin of spiel
German spielen to play, from Old High German spilōn; akin to Old English spilian to revel
First Known Use: 1870
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
: a voluble line of often extravagant talk : pitch
Examples of spiel
I listened to the salesman's spiel but still refused to buy anything.
He gave me a long spiel about the benefits of joining the club.
First Known Use of spiel
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