verb (used without object), mused, mus·ing.
verb (used with object), mused, mus·ing.
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Origin of muse
OTHER WORDS FROM musemuser, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH musemews 4, muse .
Definition for muse (2 of 2)
- any of a number of sister goddesses, originally given as Aoede (song), Melete (meditation), and Mneme (memory), but latterly and more commonly as the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne who presided over various arts: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (lyric poetry), Euterpe (music), Melpomene (tragedy), Polyhymnia (religious music), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), and Urania (astronomy); identified by the Romans with the Camenae.
- any goddess presiding over a particular art.
Origin of Muse
Example sentences from the Web for muse
Fossella declined to run again, but in the years since he has mused aloud about challenging Grimm.Will Dirty Pol Vito Fossella Replace Dirty Pol Michael Grimm?|David Freedlander|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The only difference between having $10 million and $50 million,” Chappelle mused, “is an astounding $40 million!Viral Video of the Day: Dave Chappelle Sets the Record Straight... Again|Alex Chancey|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She liked the profile shot, Walters mused; before she had always thought she should get a nose job.
The notoriously opinionated actor has often mused about running for office.Steven Seagal and 5 Other Celebs Who Flirted With Running for Office|Ben Jacobs|January 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He mused aloud on Twitter about getting a vasectomy but stressed that he and his wife have made no decision.The Meteorologist’s Meltdown: Eric Holthaus on Deciding to Quit Flying|David Freedlander|October 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"Would that I had half the courage for my quest," I mused, and walked slowly back to the solitary lodge.Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
"Not altogether a successful party," mused Daphne, as a taxi-cab conveyed her to Hurlingham.A Safety Match|Ian Hay
Philip mused a short time; he was once more the daring Vanderdecken.The Phantom Ship|Frederick Marryat
While I mused thus I heard a sound of soft footsteps and presently saw a figure bending over me.The Virgin of the Sun|H. R. Haggard
Thus might have mused Grimalkin of Knockdane, who was king there no more.Lives of the Fur Folk|M. D. Haviland