Webster 1913 Edition
Harmony; agreement; concord; union.
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.
☞ If two cords of the same substance have equal length, thickness, and tension, they are said to be in unison, and their sounds will be in unison. Sounds of very different qualities and force may be in unison, as the sound of a bell may be in unison with a sound of a flute. Unison, then, consists in identity of pitch alone, irrespective of quality of sound, or timbre, whether of instruments or of human voices. A piece or passage is said to be sung or played in unison when all the voices or instruments perform the same part, in which sense unison is contradistinguished from harmony.
A single, unvaried.
in agreement; agreeing in tone; in concord.
[sounds] intermixed with voice,
Sounded alike in pitch; unisonant; unisonous;
unisonpassages, in which two or more parts unite in coincident sound
Webster 1828 Edition
1.In music, an accordance or coincidence of sounds, proceeding from an equality in the number of vibrations made in a given time by a sonorous body. If two chords of the same matter have equal length, thickness and tension, they are said to be in unison, and their sounds will be in unison. Sounds of very different qualities and force may be in unison; as the sound of a bell may be in unison with a sound of a flute. Unison then consists in sameness of degree, or similarity in respect to gravity or acuteness, and is applicable to any sound, whether of instruments or of the human organs, &c.
2.A single unvaried note.
In unison, in agreement; in harmony.
Sounds intermix'd with voice, choral or unison.
See also: UNISON
unison (usually uncountable, plural unisons)
- The state of being together, in harmony, at the same time, as one, synchronized.
- Everyone moved in unison, but the sudden change in weight distribution capsized the boat.
- (music) The simultaneous playing of an identical note more than once.
- The unison has a pitch ratio of 1:1.
- (in music): P1
the state of being together, in harmony, at the same time
music: the simultaneous playing of an identical note more than once
unison (not comparable)
- in unison (of song)
- unison sång
- unison sång
|Inflection of unison|
| 1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.|
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.