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Definition of "musing" []

  • Deep in thought; contemplative. (adjective)
  • Contemplation; meditation. (noun)
  • A product of contemplation; a thought. "an elegant tapestry of quotations, musings, aphorisms, and autobiographical reflections” ( James Atlas). (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 "musing" in a sentence
  • "I know that I have been accused of foolishness in musing whether we are heading for a Third World War, but the news that Barack Obama's Vice President, the inept Joe Biden, is due to make a keynote foreign policy speech at an international conference in Munich fills me with a sense of dread."
  • "The simplemindness of this musing is truly impressive — a Republican state legislator from a semi-rural Virginia exurb of DC makes an offensive claim that birth defects are divine punishment after abortions and you imagine that is cause for defections from the GOP and into the arms of the Obama administration?!"
  • "One thing I noticed in my musing is that Chinese New Year and Lent do have a food tradition in common: the consumption of fish."