What is unison?

  • (noun): (music) two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch or in octaves.
    Example: "Singing in unison"
    See also — Additional definitions below


UNISON is the largest trade union in the United Kingdom with over 1.3 million members.

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Divisi - "In Unison"
... In orchestral music unison can mean the simultaneous playing of a note (or a series of notes constituting a melody) by different instruments, either at the same ... Typically a section string player plays unison with the rest of the section ... where the first violins no longer play divisi, the score may indicate this with unison (abbrev ...
Sonnet 8
... the harmony of different instruments in an orchestra, voices in unison (although on "one note" an octave apart) and a harmonious relationship between a family ... Singleness cannot make a unison (see sonnet 128 and Fred Blick, reference below) ... As Blick points out, this sonnet, which in its numbering invokes the union or unison of the octave, is associated with sonnet 128 by the vocative naming of the ...
Geoffrey Shaw (composer) - Selected Compositions and Arrangements
... Stevenson (unison voices, piano) (1915) Ask Me Why (words by Carew, three-part Song for equal voices) (1915) Crossing the Bar Unison Song, words by ... Curwen Sons, 1915) Bed in Summer, unison song for children, words by Robert Louis Stevenson (choruses for equal voices) (1915) Hail, gladdening Light, anthem. 1955) Glynthorpe, tune for Emily Brontë's No coward soul is mine (hymn for unison voices, organ or piano) (Songs of Praise, 1925) Choral Prelude for Organ on the Trinity ...
Unison, Virginia
... Unison is an unincorporated village in Loudoun County, Virginia ... Originally called Union, its name was changed to Unison after the American Civil War During the war the village was the scene of a pitched fight between forces under J.E.B ... The last retail enterprise, the Unison Store, a general store, closed in August 1996, and has since become an office space ...
HMS Unison (P43)
... HMS Unison (P43) was a Royal Navy U-class submarine built by Vickers-Armstrong at Barrow-in-Furness, and part of the third group of that class ... So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Unison ...

More definitions of "unison":

  • (noun): Occurring together or simultaneously.
    Example: "The two spoke in unison"
  • (noun): Corresponding exactly.
    Example: "Marching in unison"

Famous quotes containing the word unison:

    A poet is no rattlebrain, saying what comes uppermost, and, because he says every thing, saying, at last, something good; but a heart in unison with his time and country. There is nothing whimsical or fantastic in his production, but sweet and sad earnest, freighted with the weightiest convictions, and pointed with the most determined aim which any man or class knows of in his times.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Young men of the fairest promise, who begin life upon our shores, inflated by the mountain winds, shined upon by all the stars of God, find the earth below not in unison with these,—but are hindered from action by the disgust which the principles on which business is managed inspire, and turn drudges, or die of disgust,—some of them suicides.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Marching is when the pulse of the hero beats in unison with the pulse of Nature, and he steps to the measure of the universe; then there is true courage and invincible strength.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)