Definition of Klingon in English:


Line breaks: Kling¦on
Pronunciation: /ˈklɪŋɒn


  • 1A member of a warlike humanoid alien species in the US television series Star Trek and its derivatives and sequels.
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    • For that matter, in all episodes of the original series, Klingons are portrayed as swarthy looking humans wearing black clothing.
    • Today Star Trek has updated the look so as to make Klingons more menacing.
    • It is the brainchild of Marc Okrand, who invented a complete language, with its own vocabulary, grammar, and usage to make the Klingons sound, well, more alien.
  • 2 [mass noun] The language of the Klingons.
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    • Oh and apparently he can speak fluent Klingon… so I am told at least.
    • Like Klingon or Esperanto, cyber-English can only be understood by those who use it, which means it's mostly techno-geeks and hardcore online chatters trying to impress each other.
    • County research has shown that Klingon has gone from being a fictional tongue to what many people - and not just fans - consider a complete language, with its own grammar, syntax and vocabulary.


1960s: invented name.

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