- the state or fact of being gemütlich; middle-class niceness or cosiness, hospitality
- John never got over contrasting her taste in clothes coupled with her experiments in domestic interiors and gemutlichkeit. — Paul Horgan, "Fault of Angels", 1933
- ... and Vincent Sheean "the king of gemutlichkeit". — George Thayer, "The Farther Shore of Politics", Simon and Schuster, 1967
- ... where’d they all come from, these gray hustlers, what shadows in the Gemütlichkeit of the day were harboring them? — Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow", 1973
- Mr. Corde believes in gemutlichkeit more than in public welfare. — Saul Bellow, "Dean's December", 1982
- Once the nation's largest producer of beer, it still is known as a brewing capital, and is famous for its gemutlichkeit (friendly hospitality). — Brenda Warner Rotzoll, "Milwaukee: A Metropolitan Playground Within Reach", Chicago Tribune: 951112: TRAVEL; Pg. 1, 1995
Both the German spelling Gemütlichkeit and the anglicized gemutlichkeit (sometimes gemuetlichkeit) are found, with the anglicized form dropping the initial upper case and the umlaut. The mixed forms *Gemutlichkeit or *gemütlichkeit (making one such change) are considered spelling errors.
Gemütlichkeit f (genitive Gemütlichkeit, no plural)