musing

[ myoo-zing ]
/ ˈmyu zɪŋ /

adjective

absorbed in thought; meditative.

noun

contemplation; reflection.

Nearby words

  1. musicology,
  2. musicotherapy,
  3. musigny,
  4. musil,
  5. musil, robert,
  6. musingly,
  7. musique concrète,
  8. musjid,
  9. musk,
  10. musk bag

Origin of musing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at muse, -ing2, -ing1

Related formsmus·ing·ly, adverbun·mus·ing, adjective

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Word Origin and History for musings

musing

n.

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

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