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Definitions for spiel
spil, ʃpilspiel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spiel, patter, line of gabverb

    plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)

  2. play, spielverb

    replay (as a melody)

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

  3. spielverb

    speak at great length (about something)


  1. spielnoun

    A lengthy and extravagant speech or argument usually intended to persuade.

  2. spielnoun

    A fast excuse or sales pitch.

  3. spielverb

    To talk at length.

  4. Etymology: The word has two possible etymologies:


  1. Spiel

    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. It began in 1983. With 1 021 exhibitors from 50 nations in 2016, SPIEL is the biggest fair for board games in the world. Many new games are released at the fair each year, especially (but not exclusively) European-style board games. At SPIEL board games are offered which are hard to find in retail because a lot of international and small exhibitors present their products. While the prices for buying the games at the fair do not tend to be significantly lower than those in retail, the games are typically available sooner than in regular board game shops, come with promotional materials (mostly extra cards or tokens with a few more game mechanics, but also T-shirts and similar merchandise) and it is an occasion where passionate board gamers can meet and chat with game designers, illustrators, and famous game reviewers.


  1. spiel

    A spiel is a lengthy or extravagant speech or argument usually intended to persuade or to express one's strong emotions or views on a particular subject. It could also refer to a prearranged, often rehearsed, talk or sales pitch.


  1. Spiel

    Internationale Spieltage SPIEL, often called Essen after the city where it is held, is an annual four-day game trade fair held in October at the Messe Essen exhibition centre in Essen. Many german-style board games are released at the fair. Unlike the other major German game fair, the Nuremberg International Toy Fair, Spiel is open to consumers as well as publishers and designers. The fair often has over 130,000 guests with 154,000 in 2011, although numbers were low in 2007 due to a German rail strike. The Deutscher Spiele Preis, the International Gamers Awards, and Essen Feather are presented at the fair. It is currently the biggest gaming convention for board gaming, role-playing games, etc., in the world, followed by Gen Con Indy in Indianapolis, Indiana and Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. It is reputedly the biggest and best public show for boardgames, card games and collectible card games, with designers and publishers demonstrating their newest games, retailers selling games at discount, and a large flea market with a wide range of new and used games. In addition, there is usually a hall of comic book sellers, and one or two halls with RPGs and live action material, and a hall of large inflatables and activities for kids. The show sometimes has computer games, but these are unusual.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SPIEL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spiel is ranked #100791 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Spiel surname appeared 179 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Spiel.

    95.5% or 171 total occurrences were White.

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Anagrams for spiel »

  1. piles

  2. plies

  3. spile

  4. slipe

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spiel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spiel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of spiel in a Sentence

  1. Holly Thomas:

    I never believed the whole' I'm happy single' spiel, it took me a long time, but I'm very happy [ being single ]. I call it being self-partnered.

  2. Adam Weiner:

    I wrote my spiel on Facebook so that I could reach my pals and my fans, the people that mean everything to me and inspire me to write original music and let them know that I wasn't going to burlesque my shtick on national TV just because I'm supposed to want to do that, the Voice.

  3. Rex Casey:

    Rex Casey gave me some spiel about the signature not being legible ; he said the signature on the coupon has to be Rex Casey managers, or the [ district manager’s ] or something like that … There’s nothing on this coupon about any terms and conditions about the signature.

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    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    • A. elate
    • B. scarper
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