Definition of Sir William Gilbert
1. Noun. A librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911).
Generic synonyms: Librettist, Poet
Derivative terms: Gilbertian
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1. Gilbert and Sullivan and Their Operas: With Recollections and Anecdotes of D by François Cellier, Cunningham Bridgeman (1914)
"It was accordingly a feather in his cap when Edward Compton scored a great success, and he has not forgotten to be grateful to Sir William Gilbert for the ..."
2. The Scottish Nation: Or, The Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and by William Anderson (1863)
"... second baronet, married Magdalen, daughter of Sir William Gilbert Elliot of Stobbs, baronet, ..."
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