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  1. absorbed in thought; meditative.

  1. contemplation; reflection.

Origin of musing

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; see muse, -ing1, -ing2

Other words from musing

  • mus·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·mus·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use musing in a sentence

  • The seclusion in which she lived encouraged deep musings upon these vast inequalities of life.

  • He was now absorbed in thought, and was allowing his outer man to express the nature of his musings.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) | Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • The surgeon and his probes are not pleasant visitors, but I welcome them when they divert my thoughts from these musings.'

    Tony Butler | Charles James Lever
  • It was just as his musings got thus far that Skeffy rushed into the room and seized him by both hands.

    Tony Butler | Charles James Lever
  • Only for a moment was Parkinson left to his fearful musings; then the Venerians begin their work.