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See also: UNISON
From Middle English unisoun, from Middle French unisson, from Medieval Latin ūnisonus (“having the same sound”), from ūni- + sonus (“sound”).
unison (usually uncountable, plural unisons)
- (music, acoustics) Identical pitch between two notes or sounds; the simultaneous playing of notes of identical pitch (or separated by one or more octaves). [from 15th c.]
- 2007 July 16, James R. Oestreich, “With Levine as Tour Guide, a Journey Through Mahler’s Third Symphony”, in New York Times:
- The young principal timpanist, Timothy Genis, was superb throughout, though his sidekick timpanist sometimes lagged in the final unisons.
- The unison has a pitch ratio of 1:1.
- (music, acoustics) A sound or note having the same pitch as another, especially when used as the base note for an interval; a unison string. [from 15th c.]
- 1751, [Tobias] Smollett, chapter 88, in The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle […], volume III, London: Harrison and Co., […], published 1781, →OCLC:
- I could not behold him without emotion; when he accosted me, his well-known voice made my heart vibrate, like a musical chord, when its unison is struck.
- The state of being in harmony or agreement; harmonious agreement or togetherness, synchronisation. [from 17th c.]
- Everyone moved in unison, but the sudden change in weight distribution capsized the boat.
- (by extension) Two or more voices speaking the same words together.
- (in music): P1
the state of being together, in harmony, at the same time
music: the simultaneous playing of an identical note more than once
From French unisson, from Latin unisonus.
unison n (uncountable)
declension of unison (singular only)
|n gender||indefinite articulation||definite articulation|
unison (not comparable)
- in unison (of song)
- unison sång
- unison sång
|Inflection of unison|
|1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.|
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic
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