how to pronounce unison


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the above transcription of unison is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

unison is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of unison in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… they'll all say in unison you'll lose it …”

meanings of unison


  1. Identical pitch between two notes or sounds; the simultaneous playing of notes of identical pitch (or separated by one or more octaves).
  2. The state of being in harmony or agreement; harmonious agreement or togetherness, synchronisation.
  3. A sound or note having the same pitch as another, especially when used as the base note for an interval; a unison string.


  1. A public-sector trade union in the United Kingdom.

unison frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word unison occurs in english on average 3.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics unison can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that unison can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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