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spiel(spēl, shpēl) Informal
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.]
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a glib plausible style of talk, associated esp with salesmen
1. (intr) to deliver a prepared spiel
2. (usually foll by: off) to recite (a prepared oration)
[C19: from German Spiel play]
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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]
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Past participle: spieled
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|Noun||1.||spiel - plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)|
|Verb||1.||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
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)|
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noun patter, speech, pitch, recital, harangue, sales talk, sales patter She had been hearing this kind of spiel for thirty years now.
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spiel[spiːl] N (= speech) → arenga f, discurso m; [of salesman etc] → rollo m, material m publicitario
it's just his usual spiel → es el mismo cuento de siempre
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spiel[ˈʃpiːl] n → laïus m inv
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spiel[ʃpiːl] n (fam) → tiritera
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