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Hillary, Sir Edmund

Syllabification: Hil·la·ry, Sir Edmund
Pronunciation: /ˈhilərē
 
/

Definition of Hillary, Sir Edmund in English:

( 1919–2008), New Zealand mountaineer and explorer; full name Sir Edmund Percival Hillary. In 1953, Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, as members of a British expedition, were the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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