Definition of hygge in English:

hygge

Pronunciation /ˈh(y)o͞oɡə/ /ˈh(j)uɡə/ /ˈho͝oɡə/ /ˈhʊɡə/

noun

  • A quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)

    ‘why not follow the Danish example and bring more hygge into your daily life?’
    as modifier ‘count on candlelight—almost a requirement for that special hygge experience’

Origin

Danish, from Norwegian.

Pronunciation

hygge

/ˈh(y)o͞oɡə/ /ˈh(j)uɡə/ /ˈho͝oɡə/ /ˈhʊɡə/