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Definition of muse noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person or spirit that gives a writer, painter, etc. ideas and the desire to create things synonym inspiration He felt that his muse had deserted him (= that he could no longer write, paint, etc.).
  2. 2Muse (in ancient Greek and Roman stories) one of the nine goddesses who encouraged poetry, music, and other branches of art and literature
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