from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being together, in harmony, at the same time, as one, synchronized.
- n. The simultaneous playing of an identical note more than once.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sounding alone.
- adj. Sounded alike in pitch; unisonant; unisonous.
- n. Harmony; agreement; concord; union.
- n. 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. A single, unvaried.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. corresponding exactly
- n. (music) two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch or in octaves
- n. occurring together or simultaneously
January 27th, 2007 at 5: 11 am PST leaving a smug nest of do-gooders behind to fix all of our problems by complaining about them in unison typical right-wing rant. this blog’s author attacks companies all the time for all sorts of stuff, but gosh forbid somebody else do it, then it’s a just ‘a smug nest of do-gooders‘ trying to ‘fix all of our problems by complaining about them in unison‘.
But the extended prayer in unison is a metallic Procrusteanism, which absolutely defies the rationale of the whole business, which is the communication of meaning.
Margie and Gillam said in unison from the back seat "Lang --" but Ginny turned swiftly and began explaining in a low voice that "Pardon my French" was Texas for "Point taken and appreciated."
#373 patrick5-the thought of their drool hitting their keyboards in unison is rather an entertaining one.
Just before coming back on air from the commercial, the crew counted down in unison:
But unlike a regular dimmer the Leviton was able to dim all the bulbs in unison in a light fixture with multiple bulbs and when dimming rooms where multiple lights are controlled by one switch.
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed guests to the new "friendship garden," greeting a crowd of children that responded, in unison, with a pitch-perfect "ohayo gozaimasu," or good morning.
Last year Photoshop guru Scott Kelby thought it would be fun to get photographers out from behind their computers onto the streets, mingling with other like-minded camera buffs in unison on a worldwide "Photo Walk."
Be a wolf john C and howl with the other wolves, when we all howl to the huntress moon in unison the sheeple will tremble with fear for those that decide theire own destiny ...
The grim and silent figures swayed in unison with each heave of the ship.