spiel


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spiel

 (spēl, shpēl) Informal
n.
A lengthy or extravagant speech or argument usually intended to persuade.
intr. & tr.v. spieled, spiel·ing, spiels
To talk or say (something) at length or extravagantly.

[German, play, or Yiddish shpil, both from Middle High German spil, from Old High German.]

spiel′er n.

spiel

(ʃpiːl)
n
a glib plausible style of talk, associated esp with salesmen
vb
1. (intr) to deliver a prepared spiel
2. (usually foll by: off) to recite (a prepared oration)
[C19: from German Spiel play]
ˈspieler n

spiel

(spil, ʃpil)

n. Informal.
1. a usu. high-flown talk or speech, esp. for the purpose of selling or persuading; pitch.
v.i.
2. to speak extravagantly.
[1890–95; < German Spiel or Yiddish shpil literally, play, game]

spiel


Past participle: spieled
Gerund: spieling

Imperative
spiel
spiel
Present
I spiel
you spiel
he/she/it spiels
we spiel
you spiel
they spiel
Preterite
I spieled
you spieled
he/she/it spieled
we spieled
you spieled
they spieled
Present Continuous
I am spieling
you are spieling
he/she/it is spieling
we are spieling
you are spieling
they are spieling
Present Perfect
I have spieled
you have spieled
he/she/it has spieled
we have spieled
you have spieled
they have spieled
Past Continuous
I was spieling
you were spieling
he/she/it was spieling
we were spieling
you were spieling
they were spieling
Past Perfect
I had spieled
you had spieled
he/she/it had spieled
we had spieled
you had spieled
they had spieled
Future
I will spiel
you will spiel
he/she/it will spiel
we will spiel
you will spiel
they will spiel
Future Perfect
I will have spieled
you will have spieled
he/she/it will have spieled
we will have spieled
you will have spieled
they will have spieled
Future Continuous
I will be spieling
you will be spieling
he/she/it will be spieling
we will be spieling
you will be spieling
they will be spieling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spieling
you have been spieling
he/she/it has been spieling
we have been spieling
you have been spieling
they have been spieling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spieling
you will have been spieling
he/she/it will have been spieling
we will have been spieling
you will have been spieling
they will have been spieling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spieling
you had been spieling
he/she/it had been spieling
we had been spieling
you had been spieling
they had been spieling
Conditional
I would spiel
you would spiel
he/she/it would spiel
we would spiel
you would spiel
they would spiel
Past Conditional
I would have spieled
you would have spieled
he/she/it would have spieled
we would have spieled
you would have spieled
they would have spieled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spiel - plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
communication channel, channel, line - (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
Verb1.spiel - replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
riff - play riffs
misplay - play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note
fiddle - play on a violin; "Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely"
play - play on an instrument; "The band played all night long"
replay - play (a melody) again
prelude - play as a prelude
jazz - play something in the style of jazz
rag - play in ragtime; "rag that old tune"
bugle - play on a bugle
reprise, reprize, recapitulate, repeat - repeat an earlier theme of a composition
slur - play smoothly or legato; "the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata"
bang out - play loudly; "They banged out `The star-spangled banner'"
modulate - change the key of, in music; "modulate the melody"
tongue - articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
2.spiel - speak at great length (about something)
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"

spiel

noun patter, speech, pitch, recital, harangue, sales talk, sales patter She had been hearing this kind of spiel for thirty years now.

spiel

verb
Informal. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially:
Informal: go on.
Slang: gab, gas, jaw, yak.
Translations

spiel

[spiːl] N (= speech) → arenga f, discurso m; [of salesman etc] → rollo m, material m publicitario
it's just his usual spieles el mismo cuento de siempre

spiel

[ˈʃpiːl] nlaïus m inv

spiel

n (inf)Sermon m (inf), → Blabla nt (inf); (= tall story, excuse)Geschichte f (inf)

spiel

[ʃpiːl] n (fam) → tiritera
References in classic literature ?
My grandfather was a state senator, and he could spiel graceful an' pleasin' till the cows come home.
And now it's up to Bill to say something after your dandy spiel.
If yer does know him, and he's on de square, w'y I'll spiel yer de bunch of hot air he sent yer.
Curling officials choose between five Scottish lochs for The Grand Match, or Bon Spiel, though yesterday they rushed to a sixth at Piper Dam near Dundee amid claims it was freezing quickly.
We'd love to hear your memories of the fanatics, eccentrics and enthusiasts who enthralled shoppers with their spiel.
Guides are positioned throughout the house, specializing in a particular room or area, and tourists herded into groups of about 30 must jam into a hallway or room to hear each successive spiel.
As he eased into his commission-earning spiel about the need for me to buy an extended warranty, I was thinking "It's a bogstandard dishwasher, which will break down in a few years, and if it's so unreliable why were you just singing its praises?
Whatever their differences, the O'Briens make a slick tag team, as evidenced by the spiel about God's will they lob at a polygamist who's turned his home into a mini-Noah's Ark.
It's us-and-them, tit-for-tat spiel from Sinn Fein and the DUP.
Quintin Daniels never went with the traditional one-game-at-a-time spiel.
So if a cold caller phones you selling shares, don't even listen to the spiel.
The Old Etonian's abandonment of grammar schools has exposed the Tories as an elitist organisation at odds with the one-time TV spin doctor's PR spiel.