pl. singspielen an 18th-cent. German musical play of a popular type
Origin of singspielGerman literally , sing-play
A German musical comedy of the 1700s featuring songs and ensembles interspersed with dialogue.
Origin of singspielGerman : singen, to sing (from Middle High German, from Old High German singan; see sengwh- in Indo-European roots) + Spiel, play; see spiel.
(countable and uncountable, plural singspiels)