American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Music Identity of pitch; the interval of a perfect prime.
- n. Music The combination of parts at the same pitch or in octaves.
- n. The act or an instance of speaking the same words simultaneously by two or more speakers.
- n. An instance of agreement; concord.
- idiom. in unison In complete agreement; harmonizing exactly.
- idiom. in unison At the same time; at once.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sounding alone; unisonous.
- In music, sounded simultaneously; specifically, noting two or more voice-parts that are coincident in pitch, or a passage or effect thus produced.
- n. In music: The interval, melodic or harmonic, between any tone and a tone of exactly the same pitch; a perfect prime, acoustically represented by the ratio 1:1. The term is also used as a synonym of prime (as, an augmented unison), though this is objectionable.
- n. The interval of the octave, especially when occurring between male and female voices, or between higher and lower instruments of the same class.
- n. The state of sounding at the same pitch—that is, of being at the interval of a unison.
- n. A single unvaried tone; a monotone. Same as unison string.
- n. Accordance; agreement; harmony; concord.
- n. The state of being together, in harmony, at the same time, as one, synchronized.
- n. music The simultaneous playing of an identical note more than once.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Harmony; agreement; concord; union.
- n. (Mus.) Identity in pitch; coincidence of sounds proceeding from an equality in the number of vibrations made in a given time by two or more sonorous bodies. Parts played or sung in octaves are also said to be in
unison, or in octaves.
- n. rare A single, unvaried.
- adj. obsolete Sounding alone.
- adj. (Mus.) Sounded alike in pitch; unisonant; unisonous.
- n. corresponding exactly
- n. (music) two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch or in octaves
- n. occurring together or simultaneously
- From Middle English "unisoun", from Middle French "unisson", from Medieval Latin unisonus having the same sound, from Latin uni- + sonus sound. (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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These user-created lists contain the word ‘unison’.
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