Origin of unison
Examples from the Web for unison
She found a way to make little kitten steps to the microphone in unison with the music.
Pointing to the elevator bank, they say in unison, "Eleventh floor."Backstage at the Razzie Awards, Honoring Hollywood’s Worst Films|David Eckstein|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We sobbed in unison when Meryl Streep could barely talk about her husband without becoming visibly verklempt and touched.The Most ‘WTF’ Oscar Moments Ever: Rob Lowe’s Duet with Snow White, Sacheen Littlefeather, and the Streaker|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At that point Carl and I said in unison: “Are you kidding me?”‘The Walking Dead’ Midseason Premiere Review of ‘After’: What if Rick Was Dead?|Melissa Leon|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They stop and, in straight lines, practice punch and kick moves in unison.‘Web Junkie’ Is a Harrowing Documentary on China’s Internet Addiction Rehab Clinics|Marlow Stern|January 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Again and again they shouted the little girls namessingly and in unison.The Corner House Girls on a Tour|Grace Brooks Hill
It was preceded by a chorister and a boy, who sang in unison with a strange, uncomfortable echo in the roof.The Velvet Glove|Henry Seton Merriman
The unison may be used on any but the first quarter of a measure.A Treatise on Simple Counterpoint in Forty Lessons|Friedrich J. Lehmann
It is in search of truth, and it must therefore vibrate in unison with truth.
Such was the pith of Tessouat's discourse, and at each clause the conclave responded in unison with an approving grunt.Pioneers Of France In The New World|Francis Parkman, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for unison (1 of 2)
- the interval between two sounds of identical pitch
- (modifier) played or sung at the same pitchunison singing
Word Origin for unison
British Dictionary definitions for unison (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for unison
1570s, from Middle French unisson "unison, accord of sound" (16c.), from Medieval Latin unisonus "having one sound, sounding the same," from Late Latin unisonius "in immediate sequence in the scale, monotonous," from Latin uni- "one" (see one) + sonus "sound" (see sound (n.1)). Sense of "harmonious agreement" is first attested 1640s.