[klee-neks] /ˈkli nɛks/
a brand name for a soft, disposable paper tissue, used especially as a handkerchief.
noun (pl) -ex, -exes
trademark a kind of soft paper tissue, used esp as a handkerchief
1925, proprietary name, registered by Cellucotton Products Company, Neenah, Wisconsin, U.S.; later Kimberly-Clark Corp. An arbitrary alteration of clean + brand-name suffix -ex.
Something to be used once and discarded: Presidents and champions who used women like Kleenex were merely exercising an aspect of their power/ The freeways might open up in an earthquake, causing roadways to fall. He called them disposable Kleenexes good for one blow/ Delors himself says that the French go through politicians like Kleenex
[1990s+; the name of a brand of disposable tissues, a trademark since 1925]
[klahy-buh r] /ˈklaɪ bər/ noun 1. Erich [ey-rikh] /ˈeɪ rɪx/ (Show IPA), 1890–1956, Austrian orchestra conductor.
[klahyn] /klaɪn/ noun 1. Felix [fee-liks;; German fey-liks] /ˈfi lɪks;; German ˈfeɪ lɪks/ (Show IPA), 1849–1925, German mathematician. 2. Melanie, 1882–1960, British psychoanalyst, specialist in treatment of children, born in Austria. /klaɪn/ noun 1. Calvin (Richard). born 1942, US fashion designer 2. Melanie. 1882–1960, Austrian psychoanalyst resident in England (from 1926), noted for her work […]
noun, Geometry. 1. a one-sided figure consisting of a tapered tube the narrow end of which is bent back, run through the side of the tube, and flared to join the wide end, thereby allowing any two points on the figure to be joined by an unbroken line. /klaɪn/ noun 1. (maths) a surface formed […]
- Kleine-Levin syndrome
[klahyn-luh-vin] /ˈklaɪn ləˈvɪn/ noun, Pathology. 1. prolonged episodes of excessive sleepiness often accompanied by overeating, hallucinations, and electroencephalogram changes, usually beginning in adolescence.