- absorbed in thought; meditative.
- contemplation; reflection.
Origin of musing
Examples from the Web for musingly
Historical Examples of musingly
"Oh, there were a lot of things combined to send me to the woods," he said, musingly.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods
Lawrence J. Leslie
They had lain in the trunk a long time undisturbed; and he examined them musingly.The Gentleman From Indiana
"I begin to understand matters," rejoined the invalid, musingly.
"I'm afraid I made a mistake, changin' that sign," he said, musingly.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
"Yes, it was very nice of him to remember her," said Electra, musingly.Victor's Triumph
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
late 14c., "complaint," verbal noun from muse (v.). Meaning "pondering" is from mid-15c. Related: Musingly; musings.