noun sing·spiel \ˈsiŋ-ˌspēl, ˈziŋ-ˌshpēl\

Definition of singspiel

  1. :  a musical work popular in Germany especially in the latter part of the 18th century characterized by spoken dialogue interspersed with songs

Origin and Etymology of singspiel

German, from singen to sing + Spiel play

First Known Use: 1876

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