(especially in reference to the Danish lifestyle) the feeling of coziness and contentment evoked by simple comforts, as being wrapped in a blanket, having good conversations, enjoying food, etc.: Holidays are full of hygge for me and my family.
cozy and comforting: This room is very hygge with its soft cushions and warm fireplace.
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How to use hygge in a sentence
The Danes invented the concept of hygge, that now global trend of creating a warm, cozy atmosphere, so it’s no wonder the capital city of Copenhagen maintains a good vibe come wintertime.
The mood-o-meter would be set on hygge, the Danish concept that translates to a deep sigh of contentmentWhen the renovation started in April, less than a month into the pandemic, the atmosphere inside the hotel was the opposite of hygge.Opening a new hotel is never easy. Try doing it during a pandemic. | Andrea Sachs | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
These perfectly hygge, ultra-warm slippers feature an easy-to-wash rubber outsole, which makes them leagues more durable than the options I’ve selected in the past.