What does unison mean?

Definitions for unison
ˈyu nə sən, -zənuni·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unisonnoun

    corresponding exactly

    "marching in unison"

  2. unisonnoun

    occurring together or simultaneously

    "the two spoke in unison"

  3. unisonnoun

    (music) two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch or in octaves

    "singing in unison"


  1. UNISONnoun

    A public sector trade union in the UK

  2. unisonnoun

    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.

  3. unisonnoun

    The simultaneous playing of an identical note more than once.


  1. Unison

    In music, unison is two or more musical parts sounding the same pitch or at an octave interval, usually at the same time. Rhythmic patterns which are homorhythmic are also called unison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unisonnoun

    harmony; agreement; concord; union

  2. Unisonnoun

    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

  3. Unisonnoun

    a single, unvaried

  4. Unisonnoun

    sounding alone

  5. Unisonnoun

    sounded alike in pitch; unisonant; unisonous; as, unison passages, in which two or more parts unite in coincident sound



    UNISON is the second largest trade union in the United Kingdom‪‬ with over 1.3 million members. The union was formed in 1993 when three public sector trade unions, the National and Local Government Officers Association, the National Union of Public Employees and the Confederation of Health Service Employees merged. UNISON's current general secretary is Dave Prentis. He was elected on 28 February 2000 and took up the post on 1 January 2001, succeeding Rodney Bickerstaffe who had held the post for five years.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unison

    ū′ni-son, n. oneness or agreement of sound: concord: harmony—adj. U′nisōnal.—adv. U′nisōnally.—n. U′nisōnance, state of being unisonant: accordance of sounds.—adjs. U′nisōnant, U′nisōnous, being in unison. [L. unus, one, sonus a sound, sonāre, to sound.]

Anagrams for unison »

  1. unions, Unions

  2. nonius

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unison in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unison in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of unison in a Sentence

  1. Abdulghafur El-Busaidy:

    As people of one God and of this world, we must stand up and in unison.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Perhaps the best time to refrain from participation in any conversation is when a lot of people discuss something with a great exhilaration in unison.

  3. Janneke Parrish:

    It's something that we've wanted Apple to communicate for the entirety of #AppleToo, it's definitely not the end of the road but it's a really big first step and it shows what workers speaking in unison can achieve.

  4. Stephen Siderow:

    I think an end to global central banks' unified, unison monetary policies — the U.S., Asia, Europe and emerging markets — creates potential relative value.

  5. Suzanne Schwartz:

    The ability to decontaminate was purely a last resort, an extreme measure, from the FDA’s perspective, there is a need for us to move back towards contingency and conventional strategies, which is, you use the respirator for the interaction, and then you dispose of it and get a new one. We are in unison, in sync, with both NIOSH and OSHA in that position.

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