Definition of gemütlichkeit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡəˈmo͞otlikˌkīt/
(also Gemütlichkeit)


Geniality; friendliness.
Example sentences
  • Then there is the famous ‘Gemütlichkeit ’, the typical Bavarian ‘take it easy and let the world pass on by’ attitude that means people in Bavaria are usually not quick to get upset over anything except their beer not being cold enough.
  • The second movement feels rustic and rough, full of hay, good wine, and Gemütlichkeit.


Mid 19th century: German.

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Syllabification: ge·müt·lich·keit

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