sing·​spiel ˈsiŋ-ˌspēl How to pronounce singspiel (audio)
: a musical work popular in Germany especially in the latter part of the 18th century characterized by spoken dialogue interspersed with songs

Examples of singspiel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What better way to immerse yourself in its culture than taking in a singspiel and returning to the former home of Mozart after? Elise Taylor, Vogue, 18 Aug. 2022

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Word History


German, from singen to sing + Spiel play

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of singspiel was in 1876

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“Singspiel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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