muse

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'muse', 'Muse': /ˈmjuːz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/mjuz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(myo̅o̅z)

Inflections of 'muse' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
muses
v 3rd person singular
musing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
mused
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
mused
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

muse

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [an inspirational, a beautiful, a restless] muse
  2. is known to be his muse
  3. is the [painter's, artist's] muse
  4. she is the muse to the [painter]
  5. the [painter] is looking for a new muse
  6. [landscapes, valleys, hills] are his muse
  7. mythology: the Muses of [poetry, song, comedy, tragedy]
  8. mythology: Muses were goddesses of [literature, art, science]
  9. mythology: the nine Muses of Zeus
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