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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 ?
The gray light, the gloomy little area of dark grass, surrounded by its border of brush, beyond which the pines rose, in breathing silence, apparently into the very clouds, and the deathlike stillness of the vast forest, were all in unison to deepen such a sensation.
But this very burden it was that gave him sympathies so intimate with the sinful brotherhood of mankind; so that his heart vibrated in unison with theirs, and received their pain into itself and sent its own throb of pain through a thousand other hearts, in gushes of sad, persuasive eloquence.
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.
The rows of chops opened and shut in vast unison, and the sound of it was like to the muffled burr of subterranean machinery.
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.
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.