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  • n. Plural form of unison.


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  • Because it's scaled so small, I can accent on 16ths and play tonic unisons, which is something I can't do very easily on any other instrument.

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  • The group's virtues include exemplary string-quartet "hygiene" - ensemble in rapid passages, intonation in unisons and matching of bow strokes.

    Leipzig Quartet doesn't play it rough enough

  • The lighting and use of long, wide strips of fabric which hung down from the ceiling care of setting designer Ursula were indeed mesmerizing, but the presentation was an otherwise sorry mess, with a small coterie of attractive and barely clad boys and girls sprinting around the stage and executing bland unisons to Michael J. Schumacher's electronic sound composition.

    Christopher Atamian: Falling for Dance, Again

  • And then sometimes Carter simply drops in a stylistic tic without any preparation at all: if the Sonata as a whole is an elaborate costume, the out-of-nowhere octave-displaced unisons at the end of the slow movement are the equivalent of putting on an anachronistically funny hat.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • We have unison (ph) there, and the unisons (ph) are not able even to move between their position.

    CNN Transcript Jul 24, 2006

  • She perceived and partook of his emotion; for their souls, like unisons, vibrated with the same impulse.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • The Tuning classes teach how to use tuning hammers, mutes, and temperament strips, and how to tune unisons, pure octaves, and tempered intervals.

    You’re Certifiable

  • The Piano Tuning course covers unisons, octaves, pitch raising, temperament, and stretching octaves.

    You’re Certifiable

  • They demonstrated this by placing paper riders on the sym - pathetic strings at the points where, if the string were stopped, unisons would be produced.


  • Hitherto the grand piano had been made with an undivided belly-bridge, the same as the harpsichord had been; the bass strings in three unisons, to the lowest note, being of brass.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883


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