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Spiel   /spil/   Listen
Spiel

verb
1.
Replay (as a melody).  Synonym: play.  "She played the third movement very beautifully"
2.
Speak at great length (about something).



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"Spiel" Quotes from Famous Books



... stay long," said Tom. "I've got to inspect the cabins yet, and then I've got to make up the program for campfire yarns to-night. By the way, couldn't you give us a spiel?" ...
— Tom Slade at Temple Camp • Percy K. Fitzhugh

... in the faith of the eternally good. The eye turned inwards here, too, sees the comforting phenomena it alone can perceive (Allegro 6/8), in which the longing becomes a sweet, tender, melancholy disport with itself; [FOOTNOTE: Ein Wehmuthig holdes Spiel.] the inmost hidden dream-picture awakens as the loveliest reminiscence. And now, in the short transitional Allegro moderate it is as though the Master, conscious of his strength, puts himself in position to work his spells; with ...
— On Conducting (Ueber das Dirigiren): - A Treatise on Style in the Execution of Classical Music • Richard Wagner (translated by Edward Dannreuther)

... with great eagerness studied the race— "Great Scott! isn't Abraham forcing the pace— And don't the goat spiel? It is hard to keep sight on him, The sins of the Israelites ride mighty light on him. The scapegoat is leading a furlong or more, And Abraham's tiring—I'll lay six to four! He rolls in his stride; he's done, there's no question!" ...
— Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses • A. B. Paterson

... fellow I knew in New York who used to sell type-writers, and he had a thing to say he used to reel off when any one looked like a customer. He used to call it his 'spiel.'" ...
— T. Tembarom • Frances Hodgson Burnett

... up, Shluker!" It was the Pug now, a curious whispering sibilancy in his voice, due no doubt to the disfigurement of his lips. "Give Pinkie a chance to shoot his spiel before youse injure yerself throwin' a fit! ...
— The White Moll • Frank L. Packard

... Could we spiel together? Why, say, we just floats along over the waxed maple boards like a pair of summer butterflies, pivotin' first one way and then the other, dodgin' in and out among the couples, and givin' an exhibition that had any other performance on the floor lookin' ...
— Torchy • Sewell Ford

... Thomas Hardy when I'm with the cultured crowd, and say that few modern writers so richly have been endowed; I speak of his subtle treatment of life and its grim distress, and quote from "The Trumpet Major" or spiel a few lines from "Tess." But when I am in my chamber, where no one can see me read, remote from the highbrow people and all that the highbrows need, I never have known a longing to reach for the Hardy tomes; I put in a joyous evening with ...
— Rippling Rhymes • Walt Mason

... bunch of murd-erers of English into the club you ever seen,' he says, 'and tonight the Honorable Wallace Fixem, Minister of Public Works, is going to attend our inaggeral meetin',' he says, 'and give us a spiel.' ...
— William Adolphus Turnpike • William Banks

... will have a chance To play an even game, And thrift and virtue swift advance To happiness and fame; No more will robbers ply their trade, Nor shout the tin-horn's spiel; The world will call a spade a spade When Teddy ...
— Oklahoma Sunshine • Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller



Words linked to "Spiel" :   communication channel, rag, recapitulate, tongue, replay, talk, re-create, jazz, reprise, modulate, bugle, fiddle, prelude, repeat, speak, patter, slur, channel, spiel off, play, riff, line of gab, line, reprize, bang out, misplay



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