Definition of "spiel" [spiel]

  • A lengthy or extravagant speech or argument usually intended to persuade. (noun)
  • To talk or say (something) at length or extravagantly. (verb-transitive)

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Use "spiel" in a sentence
  • "Our standard spiel is to describe our work in the region."
  • "Today the sales spiel is that variation (a) isn't a safe bet, either, because "minor league" soccer on the West Coast may be ending soon."
  • "The spiel is a mix of ecology, myth-busting (water moccasins are not found in this region) and safety tips (most bites occur when someone is trying to catch the snake)."