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In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society's feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony.
Juan Goytisolo

Meaning of "unison" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UNISON

From Late Latin ūnisonus, from uni- + sonus sound.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UNISON

unison  [ˈjuːnɪsən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNISON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unison is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES UNISON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Unison

In music, the word unison can be applied in more than one way. In general terms, it may refer to two notes sounding the same pitch, often but not always at the same time; or to the same musical voice being sounded by several voices or instruments together, either at the same pitch or at a distance of one or more octaves; or to rhythmic patterns which are homorhythmic.

Definition of unison in the English dictionary

The first definition of unison in the dictionary is the interval between two sounds of identical pitch. Other definition of unison is played or sung at the same pitch. Unison is also complete agreement; harmony.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNISON


Addison
ˈædɪsən
alison
ˈælɪsən
basin
ˈbeɪsən
bison
ˈbaɪsən
christen
ˈkrɪsən
comparison
kəmˈpærɪsən
Dinesen
ˈdɪnɪsən
Dyson
ˈdaɪsən
Edison
ˈɛdɪsən
garrison
ˈɡærɪsən
Harrison
ˈhærɪsən
hasten
ˈheɪsən
Hutcheson
ˈhʌtʃɪsən
Jason
ˈdʒeɪsən
listen
ˈlɪsən
madison
ˈmædɪsən
mason
ˈmeɪsən
Morrison
ˈmɒrɪsən
Tennyson
ˈtɛnɪsən
Tyson
ˈtaɪsən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNISON

uniseptate
uniserial
uniserially
uniseriate
uniseriately
unisex
unisexual
unisexuality
unisexually
unisize
unisonal
unisonally
unisonance
unisonant
unisonous
unissued
unissued capital
unit
unit cell
unit character

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNISON

benison
caparison
cloison
county prison
degrees of comparison
imprison
intercomparison
liaison
livraison
minimum security prison
Murchison
Orbison
orison
parison
poison
prison
State prison
trahison
venison
vison

Synonyms and antonyms of unison in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «unison» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNISON

Find out the translation of unison to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of unison from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unison» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

统一
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

al unísono
570 millions of speakers

English

unison
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक सुर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

انسجام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

унисон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uníssono
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মিশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

unisson
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Serentak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unisono
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ユニゾン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

한마음
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unison
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trạng thái hòa âm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொருத்தம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एकमताने
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ahenk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

unisono
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

unisono
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

унісон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

unison
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αρμονία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

harmonie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

unisont
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

unison
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unison

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNISON»

The term «unison» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.428 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNISON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unison

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10 QUOTES WITH «UNISON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unison.
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Bonnie Bassler
In my lab, we are always thinking about how cells, bacterial cells, can talk to each other and then organize themselves into enormous groups that function in unison.
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Angela Carter
Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison.
3
Oded Fehr
The things I learned from the army - and I think it was a lesson for life - was how to work in unison with other people. How to take responsibility.
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Art Garfunkel
I'm the kind of person who can hear that stuff. If you sing along to the radio and you're not going to sing unison with the melody, but find the harmony, I find that pretty easy to do.
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Juan Goytisolo
In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society's feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony.
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Erin Gray
We have three centers: the emotional center, the intellectual center, and the physical body center. Each one of them has its own intelligence. How much better would we be if all three were working in unison?
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Robin Marantz Henig
Kids don't shuffle along in unison on the road to maturity. They slouch toward adulthood at an uneven, highly individual pace.
8
Jonah Lomu
Each haka has its own interpretation, but you have to make sure you are in unison with your team-mates; the haka should be a proper war cry.
9
Anais Nin
The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.
10
James Cash Penney
The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNISON»

Discover the use of unison in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unison and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Unison Spark
Everyone is obsessed with Unison, the social network that knows you better than you know yourself.
Andy Marino, 2011
2
Attention Is Cognitive Unison : An Essay in Philosophical ...
This volume is of interest to anyone engaged in current debates in the philosophy of mind and perception, and in cognitive science generally.
Vancouver Christopher Mole Assistant Professor in Philosophy University of British Columbia, 2010
3
Unison Reading: Socially Inclusive Group Instruction for ...
Unison Reading engages students as they read content aloud in small, diverse groups. Results include increased equity, social engagement, collaborative learning, and student achievement.
Cynthia McCallister, 2010
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Simple Sacred Songs for Children: 6 Delightfully Easy Songs ...
As an added bonus, this comprehensive collection includes reproducible song sheets for the singers, featuring both melody and lyrics.
Alfred Publishing, Jean Anne Shafferman, 2007
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Twelve Days of Christmas (A Christmas Musical for Unison ...
Fully orchestrated recordings are also available. Grades K-8.
‎2005
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All That I Can Be -: 15 Unison Songs to Build Character and ...
Teachers as well as parents will enjoy the lessons that can be learned through this collection of songs. The texts reinforce such concepts as teamwork, punctuality, friendship, respect, and telling the truth.
Jay Althouse, 2002
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It's a Zoo Out There - Animals a to Z: 27 Unison Songs for ...
From the Absent Minded Alligator to the Zany Zebra, young singers will be both tickled and charmed by these informative and whimsical songs. This collection is 100% reproducible, and is perfect for both the classroom and the stage!
Jay Althouse, 2004
8
My First Bible Songs: Unison Voices
Here are their favorite traditional songs with sacred lyrics, great for children's choir, Sunday school, Christian school, vacation Bible school or summer camp!
‎2003
9
Redefining Public Sector Unionism: UNISON and the Future of ...
This book brings together contributions from both expert academics and leading figures of UNISON itself, in an in-depth analysis of the union's achievements to date, highlighting ways in which unionism may develop in the twenty-first ...
Mike Terry, 2012
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The Sight-Singer for Unison/Two-Part Treble Voices, Vol 1: ...
A unique two-volume sight-singing method, with one edition designed for the junior high/middle school and a second edition for upper elementary/middle school treble voices.
Audrey Snyder, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNISON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unison is used in the context of the following news items.
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Unison protest over Glasgow City Council's “disgusting” role in two …
Up to one thousand workers in the Unison trade union marched round George Square and chanted “Glasgow Council shame on you!” towards the city chambers ... «CommonSpace, Jun 15»
2
Unison boss to tell government that efforts to crush unions will fail
Dave Prentis said new Unison members recruited from businesses taking on public sector contracts had all but made up for those lost when they were made ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
3
NHS union votes to ballot to strike if '7 day NHS' means pay cuts
Delegates at Unison's annual health care conference in Liverpool on Tuesday voted to ballot for industrial action if any future government tries to remove the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
4
Unison poll reveals South East Coast Ambulance Service …
More than half of Kent's ambulance staff have experienced sleep problems, anxiety and mood swings because of their work. The finding comes from a Unison ... «Kent Online, Apr 15»
5
Unison calls off strike by NHS staff
Unison has suspended a planned strike for its NHS members in England which was scheduled for 29 January. It follows several meetings with Health Secretary ... «BBC News, Jan 15»
6
Health strike: GMB will join Unison and Unite unions in walkout next …
The 24-hour strike will take place on the same day as ambulance members from the Unison and Unite unions will strike for 12 hours. GMB members have ... «Derby Telegraph, Jan 15»
7
Police staff walkout called off
It is the second time in a month Unison has cancelled industrial action. Members of Unite and Unison had been due to walk out on Friday, before staging a ... «BBC News, Jan 15»
8
Union loses legal bid to crush 'punitive' employment tribunal fees
Unison, the union, has been fighting to have the fees, which range from £160 to £250 to issue a claim, and £230 to £950 for a tribunal hearing, abolished. «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 14»
9
CoorsTek Agrees to Buy Covalent From Carlyle, Unison
Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- CoorsTek Inc. has agreed to buy semiconductor-parts maker Covalent Materials Corp. from the Carlyle Group LP and Unison Capital ... «Bloomberg, Dec 14»
10
Police staff vote to strike in pay dispute
Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said: "These results send a clear message that after two years of pay freeze and last year's below inflation pay rise, police ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 14»

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