verb \ˈspēl\

Definition of SPIEL

intransitive verb
:  to play music
:  to talk volubly or extravagantly
transitive verb
:  to utter, express, or describe volubly or extravagantly
spiel·er \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



: 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

  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.

First Known Use of SPIEL



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