Definition of Montgolfier in English:

Montgolfier

proper noun

  • Joseph Michel (1740–1810) and Jacques Étienne (1745–99), French inventors and pioneers in hot-air ballooning. In 1782 they built a large balloon from linen and paper and successfully lifted a number of animals; the first human ascents followed in 1783.

Pronunciation:

Montgolfier

/mɒnˈɡɒlfɪə//French mɔ̃ɡɔlfje//mɒnˈɡɒlfɪeɪ/