Seuss·​ian | \ ˈsü-sē-ən How to pronounce Seussian (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Dr. Seussian \ ˈdäk-​tər-​ˈsü-​sē-​ən How to pronounce Dr. Seussian (audio) \

Definition of Seussian

chiefly US
: of, relating to, or suggestive of the works of Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) especially : having a playfully inventive or outlandish quality typical or reminiscent of the words and images found in children's stories like The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas Seussian rhymes an elaborate, Seussian contraption … a fantastical landscape with Seussian trees and surprising, pleasing tiny details … Kirkus Reviews Their ships … were dragged out of the water and into the muddy streets, where they found brash new lives as hotels and jailhouses—weird Dr. Seussian hybrids of vessel and building … — Armistead Maupin

First Known Use of Seussian

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Seussian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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