ge·​müt·​lich gə-ˈmᵫt-liḵ How to pronounce gemütlich (audio) -ˈmüt-lik How to pronounce gemütlich (audio)
: agreeably pleasant : comfortable

Word History


German, from Middle High German gemüetlich pleasant, from gemüete mentality, mind

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gemütlich was in 1852

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“Gemütlich.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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