Definition of musing in English:

musing

Syllabification: mus·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͞oziNG
 
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noun

(usually musings)
A period of reflection or thought: his musings were interrupted by the sound of the telephone
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  • It's a combination of these memories and Morton's reflective musings that fill these pages.
  • In particular, the ruminative musings on anthropocentricity are virtually absent.
  • Partly this reflects their monopoly of parish discussions, which means their musings go unchallenged.
Synonyms
meditation, thinking, contemplation, deliberation, pondering, reflection, rumination, introspection, daydreaming, reverie, dreaming, preoccupation, brooding
formal cogitation

adjective

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Characterized by reflection or deep thought: the sad musing gaze
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  • For all its casual, musing style, this is an ambitious book.
  • I could send you an advance version of the book, and you could do a review, a related article, or a musing right here.
  • She brings a deep musing regret to her recital of a sad poem about true love untimely slain, how it will never rise from the grave again.

Derivatives

musingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • ‘Interesting,’ he said musingly, almost to himself.
  • ‘I have a nasty feeling about all of this,’ Alexander said musingly.
  • ‘We were only in the Valley for a day and a half,’ he said musingly.

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