- musil, robert,
- musique concrète,
- musk bag
Origin of musing
verb (used without object), mused, mus·ing.
verb (used with object), mused, mus·ing.
Origin of muse
Examples from the Web for musing
Instead, officials are musing about indirect sources of supply, by and through third countries.CIA Director’s Trip to Kiev Was a Warning to Putin|Leslie H. Gelb|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The political media soon chimed in, musing about the cluelessness of the Obama campaign.The GOP’s Two-Faced Celeb Bashing of Obama’s Parker-Wintour Fundraiser|Michelle Cottle|June 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Last week, for example, he was musing about a world without air-traffic controllers.
Frankl resumed his musing stroll, and Hogarth ran for the barrow.The Lord of the Sea|M. P. Shiel
So she remained for hours looking about her, musing, contemplating.The Bibliotaph|Leon H. Vincent
Billy sat motionless on the edge of the bed in their little room in San Jose that night, a musing expression in his eyes.The Valley of the Moon|Jack London
Another half hour of like musing and suddenly he slapped his thigh.Abe and Mawruss|Montague Glass
"You did well," said the Savelli, musing, and his eyes met those of Orsini.Rienzi|Edward Bulwer Lytton
Word Origin for muse
Word Origin for muse
late 14c., "complaint," verbal noun from muse (v.). Meaning "pondering" is from mid-15c. Related: Musingly; musings.
"to reflect, to be absorbed in thought," mid-14c., from Old French muser (12c.) "to ponder, dream, wonder; loiter, waste time," literally "to stand with one's nose in the air" (or, possibly, "to sniff about" like a dog who has lost the scent), from muse "muzzle," from Gallo-Romance *musa "snout," of unknown origin. Probably influenced in sense by muse (n.). Related: Mused; musing.
late 14c., protectors of the arts, from Old French Muse and directly from Latin Musa, from Greek Mousa, "the Muse," also "music, song," from PIE root *men- "to think, remember" (see mind (n.)). Meaning "inspiring goddess of a particular poet" is from late 14c. The traditional names and specialties of the nine Muses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, are: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (love poetry, lyric art), Euterpe (music, especially flute), Melpomene (tragedy), Polymnia (hymns), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), Urania (astronomy).