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
While taking a nap or fiddling with a pocketknife, they’re musing about love, death, marriage, their youth, getting old – about time itself.‘Mrs. Dalloway’ offers hope for our modern, COVID world|Kathi Wolfe|January 20, 2021|Washington Blade
So the muser mused in his quiet study, with the roar of the water in his ears.Mrs. Maxon Protests|Anthony Hope
The muser finished disrobing and donned his night robes, but it was a long time before he felt like slumber.A Black Adonis|Linn Boyd Porter
The muser dwelt long on this invocation, pacing to and fro on the narrow strip of rock.Trevethlan: (Vol 2 of 3)|William Davy Watson
But 'hungry generations' soon tread down the muser in a city.Desperate Remedies|Thomas Hardy
Sweeter dreams now woo the muser, warming into passion, pulsing with a more eager throb of desire, in changed tone and pace.Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies|Philip H. Goepp