mongolfiera

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Etymology[edit]

After the Montgolfier brothers, inventors of the hot-air balloon

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moŋ.gol.'fjɛ.ra/

Noun[edit]

mongolfiera f (plural mongolfiere)

  1. hot-air balloon, balloon
    • 2001, Italo Calvino, Il barone rampante, Mondadori, page 297:
      Certi aeronauti inglesi facevano esperienze di volo in mongolfiera sulla costa.
      Some English aeronauts were undertaking hot-air balloon flight experiments on the coast.