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A string in a piano or other instrument tuned to the same pitch (or to a pitch an octave higher) as another string and meant to be sounded with it.
- ‘The tune appears in the unison strings with the soprano, alto and continuo making an independent trio.’
- ‘I customized it by moving the strings to create 4 pairs of unison strings, just like a mandolin.’
- ‘False beats sound like unison strings being tuned slightly off, but the sound is only coming from one string!’
- ‘The third string is either doubled up with a unison string or one an octave higher.’
- ‘Token blips begin the song before a deluge of syrupy unison strings shove the sound of the new out of the way.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.