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  1. spiel
    IPA[spēl]
  2. noun

    • 1. a long or fast speech or story, typically one intended as a means of persuasion or as an excuse but regarded with skepticism or contempt by those who hear it:

      he delivers a breathless and effortless spiel in promotion of his new novel

    verb

    • 1. reel off; recite:

      he solemnly spieled all he knew
    • 2. speak glibly or at length:

      the barman spiels on the phone to his girlfriends
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: spiel, plural noun: spiels

    • v.: verb: spiel, 3rd person present: spiels, gerund or present participle: spieling, past tense: spieled, past participle: spieled

    • noun

      an elaborate or glib speech or story, typically one used by a salesperson:
    • verb

      reel off; recite:

      speak glibly or at length:

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