When you and someone else both say the exact same thing at the exact same time, this is an example of a situation where you are talking in unison.
- an interval consisting of two identical musical pitches; prime
- complete agreement; concord; harmony
Origin of unisonMiddle French from Medieval Latin unisonus, having the same sound from Classical Latin unus, one + sonus, a sound
- sounding the same note at the same time
- sounding together in octaves
- with all the voices or instruments performing the same part: said of a musical composition or passage
- uttering the same words, or producing the same sound, at the same time
- Music a. Identity of pitch; the interval of a perfect prime.b. The combination of parts at the same pitch or in octaves.
- The action of speaking the same words simultaneously: The children greeted their teacher in unison.
- Performance of an action at the same time: crew members rowing in unison; pigeons wheeling in unison.
- Agreement; concord: Their expectations were in unison.
Origin of unisonMiddle English from Old French from Medieval Latin ūnisonus in unison from Late Latin monotonous Latin ūni- uni- Latin sonus sound ; see swen- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural unisons)
- (in music): P1
From Middle English unisoun, from Middle French unisson, from Medieval Latin unisonus (“having the same sound"), from Latin uni- + sonus (“sound").
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