Definition of spiel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ʃpiːl//
; NAmE NAmE//ʃpiːl//
; BrE BrE//spiːl//
; NAmE NAmE//spiːl//
(informal, usually disapproving)
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a long speech that somebody has used many times, that is intended to persuade you to believe something or buy something The salesman went into a long spiel about the merits of the new design. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from German Spiel ‘a game’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spiel