muse - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/mjuːz/
singularmuse
pluralmuses
  1. 1
    someone or something that provides the enthusiasm and determination for an artist, poet, musician etc to create something artistic
  2. 2

    Muse

    [usually plural] one of the nine ancient Greek and Roman goddesses who were believed to be in charge of particular arts and sciences