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Definition of "muse" []

  • To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in meditation. (verb-intransitive)
  • To consider or say thoughtfully: mused that it might take longer to drive than walk. (verb-transitive)
  • A state of meditation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "muse" in a sentence
  • "KSA-Best of a happy muse writing that novel. *whispering so as not to startle your muse* *G* It is a very different mind set writing different lengths."
  • "I know the word muse is an overused term for people who inspire creativity in others, but I find it appropriate to use when I remember the spirit of Maggie Daley and her commitment to the youth of Chicago."
  • "We roll out of bed bright and early and the muse is already whispering in our ear."