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Is spiel a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word spiel is a Scrabble US word. The word spiel is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Is spiel a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word spiel is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

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Valid words made from Spiel

You can make 47 words from 'spiel' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


5 letters words from 'spiel'

LIPES 7PILES 7
PLIES 7SLIPE 7
SPEIL 7SPIEL 7
SPILE 7 

4 letters words from 'spiel'

ISLE 4LEIS 4
LEPS 6LIES 4
LIPE 6LIPS 6
LISP 6PELS 6
PIES 6PILE 6
PISE 6PLIE 6
SEIL 4SILE 4
SIPE 6SLIP 6
SPIE 6 

3 letters words from 'spiel'

ELS 3LEI 3
LEP 5LES 3
LIE 3LIP 5
LIS 3PEL 5
PES 5PIE 5
PIS 5PSI 5
SEI 3SEL 3
SIP 5 

2 letters words from 'spiel'

EL 2ES 2
IS 2LI 2
PE 4PI 4
SI 2 

All 5 letters words made out of spiel

spiel psiel sipel ispel pisel ipsel speil pseil sepil espil pesil epsil siepl isepl seipl esipl iespl eispl piesl ipesl peisl episl iepsl eipsl spile psile siple isple pisle ipsle splie pslie slpie lspie plsie lpsie silpe islpe slipe lsipe ilspe lispe pilse iplse plise lpise ilpse lipse speli pseli sepli espli pesli epsli splei pslei slpei lspei plsei lpsei selpi eslpi slepi lsepi elspi lespi pelsi eplsi plesi lpesi elpsi lepsi sielp iselp seilp esilp ieslp eislp silep islep sliep lsiep ilsep lisep selip eslip sleip lseip elsip lesip ielsp eilsp ilesp liesp elisp leisp piels ipels peils epils iepls eipls piles iples plies lpies ilpes lipes pelis eplis pleis lpeis elpis lepis ielps eilps ileps lieps elips leips

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word spiel. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in spiel.

Definitions and meaning of spiel

spiel

Alternative forms

  • shpeal, schpeal
  • shpiel, schpiel
  • schpeel

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /spiːl/, /ʃpiːl/
  • Rhymes: -iːl

Etymology 1

Borrowed from German Spiel (game, performance) and/or Yiddish שפּיל(shpil), both from Middle High German spil, from Old High German spil, from Proto-West Germanic *spil. Cognate with Old English spilian (to revel, play). See speel.

Noun

spiel (countable and uncountable, plural spiels)

  1. A lengthy and extravagant speech or argument usually intended to persuade.
  2. (music) An early form of rap music.
    • 1991, Ira A. Robbins, The Trouser Press Record Guide, Howell Book House →ISBN
      Watt gets his turn on the mic too, delivering an amusingly disjointed rap (following Minutemen tradition, he calls it a spiel) on "Me & You, Remembering."
    • 2007, Jocelyne Cesari, Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States, Greenwood Pub Group →ISBN
      A typical Last Poets song consisted of a "spiel," an early form of rap where song verses were spoken over conga drum percussions or jazz music.
    • 2007, Mickey Hess, Icons of Hip Hop: An Encyclopedia of the Movement, Music, and Culture, ABC-CLIO →ISBN, page 17
      Drawing on the smooth and steady rap style of disco DJs, the proto-rap spiel of the Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron, various other American and African American oral traditions (including, as mentioned above, radio disc jockey practice) []
Translations

Verb

spiel (third-person singular simple present spiels, present participle spieling, simple past and past participle spieled)

  1. (intransitive) To talk at length.
  2. (intransitive) To give a sales pitch; to promote by speaking.
Derived terms
  • spieler

Etymology 2

From the Scots spiel (game, play; curling match) from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German spel.

Noun

spiel (plural spiels)

  1. A game of curling.
    • 1890, John Kerr, History of curling ... and fifty years of the Royal Caledonian curling club
      The portion of ice set apart for a curling spiel was called the lead, rank, or rink (by which last name it is still described), and as it was then shorter than it is now — its ordinary length being 30 yards
    • 1972, William M'Dowall, A. E. Truckell, History of the burgh of Dumfries
      On the Dock and Greensands the classical discus, or quoit, has in season due its modicum of disciples, (b) When the Nith is frozen over its surface becomes the scene of many a curling spiel
    • 1989, Morris Kenneth Mott, John Allardyce, Curling Capital, Univ. of Manitoba Press →ISBN, page 13
      A few organizational difficulties marred this spiel and the next, but thereafter most of the wrinkles were ironed out.

Derived terms

  • bonspiel

References

Anagrams

  • Elpis, Lipes, Peils, Piels, Piles, Siple, piles, plies, pliés, slipe, spile

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (German) an iron alloy used in the Bessemer process.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)