unison

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English unisoun, from Middle French unisson, from Medieval Latin unisonus (having the same sound), from Latin uni- + sonus (sound).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjunɨsən, -zən/

Noun[edit]

unison (usually uncountable, plural unisons)

  1. The state of being together, in harmony, at the same time, as one, synchronized.
    Everyone moved in unison, but the sudden change in weight distribution capsized the boat.
  2. (music) The simultaneous playing of an identical note more than once.
    The unison has a pitch ratio of 1:1.

Abbreviations[edit]

  • (in music): P1

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Swedish[edit]

20.000 sjöngo unisont (1937), the sing-along at Skansen

Adjective[edit]

unison (not comparable)

  1. in unison (of song)
    unison sång
    sing-along

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