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Gilbertian

[ gil-bur-tee-uhn ]
/ gɪlˈbɜr ti ən /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of the style or humor of Sir William S. Gilbert.
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Origin of Gilbertian

First recorded in 1875–80; Gilbert + -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for Gilbertian

Gilbertian
/ (ɡɪlˈbɜːtɪən) /

adjective
characteristic of or resembling the style or whimsical humour of W. S. Gilbert
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