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spiel

noun [C] uk   /ʃpiːl/ informal disapproving us  
a speech, especially one that is long and spoken quickly and is intended to persuade the person listening about something: a sales spiel They gave us a long spiel about why we needed to install double glazing in our house.
Translations of “spiel”
in Chinese (Traditional) 滔滔不絕的講話, 喋喋不休的遊說…
in Chinese (Simplified) 滔滔不绝的讲话, 喋喋不休的游说…
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