Definition of dalek in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɑːlɛk/

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A member of a race of hostile alien machine-organisms which appeared in the BBC television science fiction series Doctor Who from 1963.
Example sentences
  • I very much agree with what was said earlier about the dalek going into the future to make a new race of daleks.
  • As they journey through the woods they don't realise that they are already being observed by a more ambitious and ruthless species of Alien… the daleks!
  • Everyone sounds like daleks, but it was so wonderful to hear him,’ she said.


1960s: invented by the scriptwriter Terry Nation ( 1930–97).

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