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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spiel mean? 

SPIEL (noun)
  The noun SPIEL has 1 sense:

1. plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)

  Familiarity information: SPIEL used as a noun is very rare.

SPIEL (verb)
  The verb SPIEL has 2 senses:

1. replay (as a melody)
2. speak at great length (about something)

  Familiarity information: SPIEL used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SPIEL (noun)

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Plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


line of gab; patter; spiel

Hypernyms ("spiel" is a kind of...):

line (text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen)

SPIEL (verb)

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Replay (as a melody)

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing


spiel; play

Context examples:

Play it again, Sam / She played the third movement very beautifully

Hypernyms (to "spiel" is one way to...):

re-create (create anew)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "spiel"):

riff (play riffs)

modulate (change the key of, in music)

bang out (play loudly)

slur (play smoothly or legato)

recapitulate; repeat; reprise; reprize (repeat an earlier theme of a composition)

bugle (play on a bugle)

rag (play in ragtime)

jazz (play something in the style of jazz)

prelude (play as a prelude)

replay (play (a melody) again)

fiddle (play on a violin)

misplay (play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note)

tongue (articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 2spiel [BACK TO TOP]


Speak at great length (about something)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "spiel" is one way to...):

speak; talk (exchange thoughts; talk with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

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