in unison

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv in unison at the same pitch "they sang in unison"
    • adv in unison speaking or singing at the same time; simultaneously "they shouted `Yes!' in unison","they responded in chorus to the teacher's questions"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Orcas (killer whales), when traveling in groups, breathe in unison
    • In unison in agreement; agreeing in tone; in concord.
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Usage

In literature:

A row of artists glanced up and coldly continued their salad, their Vandyck beards all wagging in unison.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
Raggedy Ann and Fido could hear it distinctly and it sounded as if hundreds of voices were singing in unison.
"Raggedy Ann Stories" by Johnny Gruelle
The influences by which we were surrounded, were nearly all in unison with the course we took.
"An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony" by Anonymous
The beat of the healthful heart is in unison with the feelings of the hour.
"The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I" by Various
Then he would firmly re-fix his pole a little farther up stream, and then once again shoved in unison.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
A small drum took up a beat, and the slaves strained and tugged in unison.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
The heart of its people did not beat in unison.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O" by Various
To and fro, to and fro, keeping time to a fairy rhythm, they swayed in unison with the tiny peal they rang.
"Christmas" by Various
The Garde Civique had two bands in front of the Senate, and they tried to play the Brabanconne in unison.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
In unison they grabbed for those means of escape, buckled the belts about them.
"Star Hunter" by Andre Alice Norton
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In poetry:

But to have lain and loved the sun,
Under the shadow of the trees,
To have been found in unison,
Once only, with the blessed sun;
"In The Meadows At Mantua" by Arthur Symons
For, loyal to their old-world chords,
She felt her heart in unison
With all their rich but simple words,
That took new music from her own.
"Dead Flowers" by Alexander Anderson
Now, ere we part,
Let's feel your heart
In unison beat, love, with mine;
Your head at rest,
Sweet on my breast,
While my arms, dear, about thee I twine.
"Kiss Me Again" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
The minister through ev'ry pray'r attend,
And be with him in each petition join'd:
Repeat each word unto the very end,
In perfect unison of voice and mind.
"Things, Which A Person Ought To Meditate Upon, On The Lord's-Day," by Rees Prichard
And so my heart leaps up with joy to keep
Its softest pulses in sweet unison,
For Nature, silent not, throughout her sleep
Breathes forth the sweetest utterance of her own.
"Oh, Glorious Time!" by Alexander Anderson
Fife, fife and drum, and the sad wild music thrilling, —
Sad with tears that fall for heroes, wild with courage all afire,
Still the marching feet of men, in their unison triumphant,
Tread their way along the ages to the tune of your desire!
"Fife And Drum" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

THE FLIGHT DATA;Backing a Bomb Theory: Devices Stopped in Unison .
"O ur parents can't tell us apart," Teman and Teran Evans say in unison.
As they skied by me, they carved turns in unison, all smiles, and encouraged each other along the way.
Players shouted in unison, and the locker room walls rattled.
These features work in unison, reducing impact forces by as much as 70 percent over traditional front wing masts , according to the manufacturer.
Its unique one-piece design will keep the down pressure even on both press wheels as they move in unison.
FAIRBANKS — Ryan Middle School students proudly posted artworks, danced to a disco beat, played jazz and sang in unison and solo Friday at a Fine Arts Friday presentation in the school multipurpose room.
The women answer in unison.
I remember the Pledge being a part of the daily routine in elementary school – everyone standing beside his or her desk, hand over heart, speaking those 31 words in unison.
It was there that color analyst Eric Karros debuted to the world a hairstyle more distracting than a 1,000 FOX robots doing the Thriller Dance in unison.
If you had it, you moved across the floor as if your feet were greased, graceful, in unison with the thump-thump-thump reverberating in your stomach.
A dozen women in two rows of six shout a command in unison, then execute a body movement as one, pushing a leg forward, extending an arm upward.
If you were to ask the Farm Chicks (aka Teri Edwards and Serena Thompson) what the sweet smell of success might smell like, they'd probably answer, in unison, "Peony".
Everyone loves a cute baby, and here are two cute twin-babies sneezing in total unison.
No one can be positive how the practice started, but somewhere in our evolution, standing up in unison and beating our palms together to create a sound became the go-to method for saying "good job".
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In science:

Those that are more physically motivated (gravitational weak lensing searches; X-ray searches) appear to be an optimal way to detecting them (especially in unison), but yet, they remain a time-intensive method owing to the required amount of observing time to get down to sufficient limiting magnitudes and fluxes.
Pulling out Threads from the Cosmic Tapestry: Defining Filaments of Galaxies
This comes from different physical effects (in the simplest case, the long-range demagnetization field and the extremely strong effective exchange coupling that tries to make closely spaced magnetic degrees of freedom align and move in unison).
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
The two different jet classes are associated with different characteristic X-ray states, and a typical XRB will transition between the two jet classes on varying timescales, in unison with transitions between X-ray spectral states.
Very High Angular Resolution Science with the Square Kilometre Array
As a side effect of this optimization procedure, synchronization can emerge: the total output intensity of the system becomes a periodic function and the units will flash in unison [14, 15, 16, 17].
Complex phase space of a simple synchronization model
All the cells in the wire oscillate in unison between the two polarization states.
Consequences of Many-cell Correlations in Treating Clocked Quantum-dot Cellular Automata Circuits
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