spieling

spiel

[speel, shpeel] Informal.
noun
1.
a usually high-flown talk or speech, especially for the purpose of luring people to a movie, a sale, etc.; pitch.
verb (used without object)
2.
to speak extravagantly.

Origin:
1890–95; (noun) < German Spiel or Yiddish shpil play, game; (v.) < German spielen or Yiddish shpiln to play, gamble

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spiel (ʃpiːl)
 
n
1.  a glib plausible style of talk, associated esp with salesmen
 
vb (usually foll by off)
2.  (intr) to deliver a prepared spiel
3.  to recite (a prepared oration)
 
[C19: from German Spiel play]
 
'spieler
 
n

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spiel
"glib speech, pitch," 1896, probably from verb (1894) meaning "to speak in a glib manner," earlier "to play circus music" (1870), from Ger. spielen "to play," from O.H.G. spilon (cognate with O.E. spilian "to play"). The noun also perhaps from Ger. Spiel "play, game."
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