Definition of Gilbertian in US English:

Gilbertian

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of the English playwright W. S. Gilbert or his works, especially in involving ludicrous or paradoxical situations.

    ‘a flair for Gilbertian humor’

Pronunciation

Gilbertian

/ɡilˈberdēən//ɡɪlˈbɛrdiən/