Definition Of spiel


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

reel off; recite.

he solemnly spieled all he knew

Example Of spiel

  • A candidate in my electoral area, accompanied by his daughter, knocked on my door and gave me the spiel .

  • After a bit she told me that the previous time we had met I had launched into an identical spiel .

  • And then within minutes, I was actually doing my advocacy spiel on a street corner.

  • As I stopped to check it out I was swooped upon by the salesman and was given the big spiel .

  • But others who heard the spiel weren't as convinced.

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