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u·ni·son

 (yo͞o′nĭ-sən, -zən)
n.
1. Music
a. Identity of pitch; the interval of a perfect prime.
b. The combination of parts at the same pitch or in octaves.
2. The action of speaking the same words simultaneously: The children greeted their teacher in unison.
3. Performance of an action at the same time: crew members rowing in unison; pigeons wheeling in unison.
4. Agreement; concord: Their expectations were in unison.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin ūnisonus, in unison, from Late Latin, monotonous : Latin ūni-, uni- + Latin sonus, sound; see swen- in Indo-European roots.]

unison

(ˈjuːnɪsən; -zən)
n
1. (Music, other) music
a. the interval between two sounds of identical pitch
b. (modifier) played or sung at the same pitch: unison singing.
2. complete agreement; harmony (esp in the phrase in unison)
[C16: from Late Latin ūnisonus, from uni- + sonus sound]
uˈnisonous, uˈnisonal, uˈnisonant adj

UNISON

(ˈjuːnɪsən)
n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (in Britain) a trade union representing local government, health care, and other workers: formed in 1993 by the amalgamation of COHSE, NALGO, and NUPE

u•ni•son

(ˈyu nə sən, -zən)

n.
1. coincidence in pitch of two or more musical tones, voices, etc.
2. the performance of musical parts at the same pitch or at the octave.
3. a sounding together in octaves, esp. of male and female voices or of higher and lower instruments of the same class.
4. a state or process in which all members or elements behave in the same way at the same time.
Idioms:
in unison,
a. in perfect accord; in synchrony or agreement: to march in unison; My feelings are in unison with yours.
b. at the same time; all at once: students shouting answers in unison.
[1565–75; < Medieval Latin ūnisonus of a single sound = Latin ūni- uni- + sonus sound]
u•nis′o•nal, adj.

unison

all singing the same notes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unison - corresponding exactlyunison - corresponding exactly; "marching in unison"
accord, agreement - harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; "the two parties were in agreement"
2.unison - occurring together or simultaneouslyunison - occurring together or simultaneously; "the two spoke in unison"
conjunction, co-occurrence, coincidence, concurrence - the temporal property of two things happening at the same time; "the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"
3.unison - (music) two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch or in octavesunison - (music) two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch or in octaves; "singing in unison"
sound - the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause; "the sound of rain on the roof"; "the beautiful sound of music"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

unison

noun
in unison
1. simultaneously, at the same time, as one, in concert, all at once, at the same moment, at one and the same time Michael and the landlady nodded in unison.
2. together, unanimously, in agreement, in harmony, in accord, cooperatively, unitedly The international community is ready to act in unison against him.
Translations
تَسأوق، إنْسِجاموِحْدَة النَّغَمات
jednohlassouhlas
enighedkor
uniszónó
einröddun, einhljómursamræmi
unisonas
saskaņaunisonsvienota darbība
jednohlas

unison

[ˈjuːnɪzn] Narmonía f (Mus) → unisonancia f
in unison (Mus) → al unísono
to sing in unisoncantar al unísono
to act in unison with sbobrar al unísono con algn
"yes," they said in unison-sí -dijeron al unísono

unison

[ˈjuːnɪsən] n
in unison (= at the same time) [sing, say, cry, chant] → à l'unisson, en chœur
in unison (= in harmony) [act, work] → à l'unisson

unison

n (Mus) → Gleichklang m, → Einklang m (also fig); in unisonunisono (geh), → einstimmig; unison singingeinstimmiger Gesang; to be in unison (with something)übereinstimmen (mit etw); to act in unison with somebody (fig)in Übereinstimmung mit jdm handeln

unison

[ˈjuːnɪzn] n in unison (Mus) (fig) → all'unisono

unison

(ˈjuːnisn) noun
1. an identical musical note, or series of notes, produced by several voices singing, or instruments playing, together. They sang in unison.
2. agreement. They acted in unison.
References in classic literature ?
At this moment she tossed her head in unison with her thoughts, when down fell the milk pail to the ground, and all her imaginary schemes perished in a moment.
From silver lamps a thin blue smoke is streaming, And golden vases 'mid the feast are gleaming; Now sound the lutes in unison, Within the gates our lives are one.
When the chief has finished his prayer or exhortation, he says, "I have done," upon which there is a general exclamation in unison.
Still, her youthful and ethereal appearance, her timid manner, the charm of her sensitive voice and eyes, the very many respects in which she had interested him out of her own individuality, and the strong difference between herself and those about her, were not in unison, and were determined not to be in unison, with this newly presented idea.
For a moment every eye was bent upon the noonday sun, and then in unison the people in the galleries and those in the court below took up the refrain of a low, weird chant.
I am perfectly aware that after what has passed between us it would ill suit the feelings of either to remain longer in the same house: so very great, so total a change from the intimacy of friendship must render any future intercourse the severest punishment; and your resolution of quitting Churchhill is undoubtedly in unison with our situation, and with those lively feelings which I know you to possess.
The evening, I remember, was still and cloudy; the London air was at its heaviest; the distant hum of the street-traffic was at its faintest; the small pulse of the life within me, and the great heart of the city around me, seemed to be sinking in unison, languidly and more languidly, with the sinking sun.
We could see them lift their feet and put them down; we saw them swing their alpenstocks forward in unison, like so many pendulums, and then bear their weight upon them; we saw the lady wave her handkerchief.
They moved slowly, in unison, below us, over the lawn, the boy, as they went, reading aloud from a storybook and passing his arm round his sister to keep her quite in touch.
For such particulars, stated on such authority, Elinor could not withhold her credit; nor was she disposed to it, for the circumstance was in perfect unison with what she had heard and seen herself.
Heathcliff in unison, checking fiercer demonstrations with a punch of his foot.
My last supplication of all, is this; and with it, I will relieve you of a visitor with whom I well know you have nothing in unison, and between whom and you there is an impassable space.