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[myoo-zing] /ˈmyu zɪŋ/
absorbed in thought; meditative.
contemplation; reflection.
Origin of musing
1350-1400; Middle English; see muse, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
musingly, adverb
unmusing, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As Mae reached this point in her musings, the Italians were forming for a dance, so she sprang up to join them.

    Mae Madden Mary Murdoch Mason
  • That he was constantly cheerful proved the matter of his musings to be pleasant.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • At this point of his musings he heard the street-door open and shut, and heard a stumbling step in the passage below.

    London's Heart B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • On the Rigi his musings on the magnificence of the view are checked by the presence of a cretin.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • Such were my musings, when suddenly I heard a faint sound as of footsteps crunching upon gravel.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
Word Origin and History for musings



late 14c., "complaint," verbal noun from muse (v.). Meaning "pondering" is from mid-15c. Related: Musingly; musings.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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