verb (used without object)
- spielberg, steven,
- spielmeyer-vogt disease,
Origin of spiel
Examples from the Web for spiel
When the crew finally reaches the tribe, they give them their spiel.
He'll give you a spiel about his research and ask to measure your brain waves.Sentiment, Inc.|Poul William Anderson
(from this slipping into more of a little girl manner) Oh, she gave me a spiel one day about living up to the men I come from.Plays|Susan Glaspell
I wonder the guards don't refuse their spiel at my coming and going.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess|Henry W. Fischer
Word Origin for spiel
"glib speech, pitch," 1896, probably from verb (1894) meaning "to speak in a glib manner," earlier "to play circus music" (1870), from German spielen "to play," from Old High German spilon (cognate with Old English spilian "to play"). The noun also perhaps from German Spiel "play, game."