Meaning of “hygge” in the English Dictionary

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hyggenoun [ U ]

/ˈhʊɡ.ə/ /ˈhʊɡ.ə/

a Danish word for a quality of cosiness (= feeling warm, comfortable, and safe) that comes from doing simple things such as lighting candles, baking, or spending time at home with your family:

The high season of hygge is Christmas, when Danes don't hold back with the candles and mulled wine.

hyggeadjective

/ˈhʊɡ.ə/ /ˈhʊɡ.ə/

having the quality of cosiness (= feeling warm, comfortable, and safe):

Even a picnic in the park can be very hygge, when done in the Danish way.

(Definition of “hygge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)