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Meaning of "Gilbertian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GILBERTIAN

Gilbertian  [ɡɪlˈbɜːtɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GILBERTIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gilbertian is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GILBERTIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gilbertian

W. S. Gilbert

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan. The most famous of these include H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre, The Mikado. These, as well as several of the other Savoy operas, continue to be frequently performed in the English-speaking world and beyond by opera companies, repertory companies, schools and community theatre groups. Lines from these works have become part of the English language, such as "short, sharp shock", "What, never? Well, hardly ever!", and "Let the punishment fit the crime". Gilbert also wrote the Bab Ballads, an extensive collection of light verse accompanied by his own comical drawings. His creative output included over 75 plays and libretti, numerous stories, poems, lyrics and various other comic and serious pieces. His plays and realistic style of stage direction inspired other dramatists, including Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw.

Definition of Gilbertian in the English dictionary

The definition of Gilbertian in the dictionary is characteristic of or resembling the style or whimsical humour of W. S. Gilbert.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GILBERTIAN


anti-Christian
ˌæntɪˈkrɪstɪən
arbutean
ɑːˈbjuːtɪən
Barthian
ˈbɑːtɪən
bastion
ˈbæstɪən
Beefheartian
ˌbiːfˈhɑːtɪən
Brechtian
ˈbrɛxtɪən
countian
ˈkaʊntɪən
Faustian
ˈfaʊstɪən
fustian
ˈfʌstɪən
Judaeo-Christian
dʒuːˌdeɪəʊˈkrɪstɪən
Kantian
ˈkæntɪən
Lovecraftian
ˈlʌvˌkrɑːftɪən
Mozartean
məʊˈtsɑːtɪən
Mozartian
məʊˈtsɑːtɪən
nemertean
nɪˈmɜːtɪən
Penutian
pɪˈnjuːtɪən
Procrustean
prəʊˈkrʌstɪən
Proustian
ˈpruːstɪən
strontian
ˈstrɒntɪən
Tahitian
təˈhiːtɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GILBERTIAN

Gila
Gila monster
gilbert
Gilbert and George
Gilbert Islands
Gilbertine
gild
gild the lily
gilded cage
gilden
gilder
gildhall
gilding
gildsman
gildsmen
gildswoman
gildswomen
Gilead
Gileadite
Giles

WORDS THAT END LIKE GILBERTIAN

Alsatian
Christian
Croatian
Dalmatian
dietitian
Egyptian
Gratian
Haitian
Hetian
lacertian
Laotian
Lilliputian
Martian
Mauritian
Ossetian
Sebastian
Serbo-Croatian
tertian
Titian
Venetian

Synonyms and antonyms of Gilbertian in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Gilbertian» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

Gilbertian
1,325 millions of speakers

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Gilbertian
570 millions of speakers

English

Gilbertian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Gilbertian
380 millions of speakers
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Gilbertian
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Gilbertian
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Gilbertian
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Gilbertian
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Gilbertian
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gilbertian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gilbertian
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Gilbertian
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Gilbertian
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gilbertian
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Gilbertian
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Gilbertian
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिल्बर्टियन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gülünç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Gilbertian
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Gilbertian
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Gilbertian
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Gilbertian
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Gilbertian
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Gilbertian
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Gilbertian
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Gilbertian
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Gilbertian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GILBERTIAN»

The term «Gilbertian» is used very little and occupies the 180.129 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GILBERTIAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Gilbertian

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GILBERTIAN»

Discover the use of Gilbertian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Gilbertian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Gasbag
We recently received Michael Walters' critical review printed in the Spring 1991 issue of his journal, Gilbertian Gossip. One sentence in Mr. Walters' review seems to sum up the remainder of his comments, and runs as follows: This book is ...
‎1991
2
The Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy
Throughout the early and mid-seventeenth century, the Gresham circle maintained its own tradition of experimental science in which the Gilbertian ' magnetic philosophy' held an honoured place. In the late 1 640s, in the aftermath of the ...
Michael Hoskin, 1999
3
Operatics; Or, How to Produce an Opera, with Numerous ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Shelford Walsh, 2013
4
Operatics; Or, How to Produce an Opera, with Numerous ...
Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Shelford Walsh, 2012
5
EPSA Epistemology and Methodology of Science: Launch of the ...
It is more natural to argue that some joint actions involve Gilbertian obligationswhereas others do notthan to argue that all joint actions involve Gilbertian obligations and those which do not involve Gilbertian obligations involve Gilbertian JCs ...
Mauricio Suárez, Mauro Dorato, Miklós Rédei, 2010
6
Joint Commitment: How We Make the Social World
Summary and conclusion on the creation of Gilbertian joint commitments Robins raised the question of how people can enter a joint commitment if they are not already “joined at the hip.” With respect to Gilbertian joint commitments, this will ...
Margaret Gilbert, 2013
7
Weill's Musical Theater: Stages of Reform
In addition to the unwelcome political allegory, “lines that have too much of a gilbertian lilt” are something to which Elmer rice drew attention after his second reading of the draft libretto. “your script is fresh and original,” he wrote to Anderson, ...
Stephen Hinton, 2012
8
Studies in Scholasticism
As noted, he draws on Dionysius in a thoroughly un-Gilbertian way. Equally striking is his total omission of Hilary of Poitiers, one of Gilbert's favorite authors. The source the author mines the most heavily is Boethius, also a favorite of Gilbert's, ...
Marcia L. Colish, 2006
9
Peter Lombard. 1
As noted, he draws on Dionysius in a thoroughly un-Gilbertian way. Equally striking is his total omission of Hilary of Poitiers, one of Gilbert's favorite authors. The source the author mines the most heavily is Boethius, also a favorite of Gilbert's, ...
Marcia L. Colish, 1994
10
Social Phenomenology: Husserl, Intersubjectivity, and ...
There are also cases where a Gilbertian plural subject might be satisfied, but the phenomenological plural subject is suspect. For instance, splitting a cab with someone or two persons “hooking up” for a causal sexual experience. While both  ...
Eric S. Chelstrom, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GILBERTIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Gilbertian is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Look! See who is Rooting for Ravi K's Honesty and Integrity?
The whole press conference had a Gilbertian air about it. It was almost as if John Profumo had asked Christine Keeler for a character certificate. «Lankaweb, Jul 15»
2
Harrogate will soon be alive to the sounds of Gilbert & Sullivan
The piece is the rarest of all Gilbertian rarities following the loss of the music, written by Frederic Clay, over a hundred years ago. For this ... «Harrogate Informer, Jun 15»
3
Alice Comes To Opera Holland Park
... and some snappy, acid Gilbertian patter sitting especially well in the register of the Red Queen/Queen of Hearts who sounds as though she ... «British Theatre, Jun 15»
4
Disappointing knight
... superior to his present elevated status; say to Lord High Executioner or something similar of adequate Gilbertian proportions and prestige? «Herald Scotland, Jun 15»
5
Caseload: Why Evgeny Orlov will be missed at court
There is a Gilbertian irony in the way different judges view the way the law is administered, and to whom. Enjoyed your column...". «New Zealand Herald, May 15»
6
The arts diary: The pirates of Penzance, ENO live, Vue cinema …
... and Jonathan Lemalu bemoaning a policeman's lot, there are some delightful melodies for the lovers and many lines of Gilbertian wit. «Gloucestershire Echo, May 15»
7
The Pirates of Penzance, English National Opera
The answer would seem to lie in serving, as he writes in a fascinating programme note, "the Gilbertian requirements of outrageousness ... «The Arts Desk, May 15»
8
Trial by Jury / The Zoo, King's Head Theatre
Still, the plot's foursome of star-crossed lovers are stock Gilbertian territory, both beautifully sung and acted by fresh young opera singers. «The Arts Desk, Apr 15»
9
BWW Reviews: G&S FEST: HMS PINAFORE Opens The Festival of …
... pointed out, one of which is a very clever attempt to solve one of those Gilbertian conundrums, and the other of which is entirely unnecessary. «Broadway World, Apr 15»
10
Mike Leigh's Pirates of Penzance: 'I told them I was going to set it on …
... but one that dispenses with the nitty gritty of real life in favour of topsy-turvydom – the Gilbertian panoply of cross-dressing, destinies changed ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»

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