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Hygge

[HOO-gah]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Danish, 1960

1.

A general mood of coziness

2.

A lifestyle culture adopted from Scandinavia, emphasizing comfort and contentment

Examples of Hygge in a sentence

"Light a fire, grab a cup of cocoa, and settle in for a night of hygge."

"Winter is the perfect time to embrace hygge and fill your life with warm sweaters and candles."

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About Hygge

Get comfortable with this Danish word for coziness. Elements of hygge include sweaters, couches piled with blankets, candlelight, a warm pastry ... basically anything involved with a cozy winter day.

Did you Know?

Hygge started out as a Scandinavian way of life — embracing comfort and small pleasures. It’s grown far beyond that, even starring in a song written for the Broadway version of “Frozen.”

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