alternative spelling of spiel
A lengthy and extravagant speech or argument usually intended to persuade.
A fast excuse or sales pitch.
An early form of rap music.
A game of curling.
To talk at length.
plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
replay (as a melody);
‘Play it again, Sam’; ‘She played the third movement very beautifully’;
speak at great length (about something)
an elaborate or glib speech or story, typically one used by a salesperson
‘he delivers a breathless and effortless spiel in promotion of his new novel’;
reel off; recite
‘he solemnly spieled all he knew’;
speak glibly or at length
‘the barman spiels on the phone to his girlfriends’;
Internationale Spieltage SPIEL, often called the Essen Game Fair after the city where it is held, is an annual four-day boardgame trade fair which is also open to the public held in October (Thursday to the following Sunday) at the Messe Essen exhibition centre in Essen, Germany. With 1,021 exhibitors from 50 nations (in 2016) SPIEL is the worldwide biggest fair for board games.