musing

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noun

mus·​ing ˈmyü-ziŋ How to pronounce musing (audio)
: meditation
My musing and writings on this issue do not come from the groves of academe.Herbert S. White

musing

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adjective

: thoughtfully abstracted : meditative
musingly adverb

Examples of musing in a Sentence

Adjective he was clearly in a musing mood, and did not feel like talking just then
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Noun
Key Background Market expectations for monetary policy more closely align with the prior musings of the Fed, which forecast 75 basis points of cuts in 2024 late last year and maintained inflation remains far too high for a full policy pivot. Derek Saul, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 None of the philosophical musings are ever made coherent, never mind resolved. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, 8 Feb. 2024 That Moreno delivers his philosophical musings with deadpan humor is what keeps the film consistently entertaining. 10. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2023 The incisive playwright cloaks these existential musings amid laugh-a-minute sitcom style banter that had the audience roaring on opening night but there’s meaning amid the mirth. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, 2 Feb. 2024 What does intrigue and keep one musing is Warhol himself, a study in contradictions: genius or con artist? Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 Thankfully, Naughty Dog also brought optional commentary to the main story’s cutscenes, including musings from both developers and actors like Ashley Johnson and Laura Bailey. Katcy Stephan, Variety, 16 Jan. 2024 The musings for the new body of work involve the posture of rest, her reemergence into the world of everyday life following personal periods of maturation and self-revitalization at home. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 14 Jan. 2024 But Lopez doesn't take her husband's fashion musings to heart. Brittany Talarico, Peoplemag, 8 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

see muse entry 1

Adjective

see muse entry 1

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of musing was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Musing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/musing. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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