gemutlich(adjective) ge-MOOT-lich (ch as in Scots loch)
Comfortable, cosy, amiable.
With her debut feature, 29-year-old Jessica Hausner has become, like Michael Haneke and Ulrich Seidl, a director intent on finding a secret theatre of horror behind the rituals of gemutlich middle-class family life in Austria.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 28 December 2001. Guardian
The new spot is the Empire Diner, a glitz-free, gemutlich place tucked among the warehouses of West Chelsea - right in the middle of Manhattan's new gallery district ...
And yet, standing on the stage of Symphony Space, surveying the oddly proportioned but undeniably gemutlich auditorium, Mr. Sheffer said: ''Look at this place. I don't regret saving it for a moment -- even if it did inconvenience some engineers.''
So rigorous was he in applying this rule - not a second's breath anywhere - that you began to suspect a polemical intent, as if Jansons was out to scotch the perception that the Vienna Phil have become a bit relaxed and gemutlich over the centuries.
Unattributed, Telegraph, 18 September 2002. Telegraph
On stage, however, this gemutlich figure is capable of a dramatic transformation into a fireball of ferocity and passion, with a scalding voice to match.
Unattributed, Telegraph, 13 January 2004. Telegraph