Unison vs Octave - What's the difference?

unison | octave |

Unison is a see also of octave.


In context|music|lang=en terms the difference between unison and octave

is that unison is (music) the simultaneous playing of an identical note more than once while octave is (music) the pitch an octave higher than a given pitch.

As nouns the difference between unison and octave

is that unison is the state of being together, in harmony, at the same time, as one, synchronized while octave is (music) an interval of twelve semitones spanning eight degrees of the diatonic scale, representing a doubling or halving in pitch.

As a adjective octave is

(obsolete) consisting of eight; eight in number.

unison

English

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • (British, labor union) A public sector trade union in the UK
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    octave

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (music) An interval of twelve semitones spanning eight degrees of the diatonic scale, representing a doubling or halving in pitch.
  • The melody jumps up an octave''' at the beginning, then later drops back down an '''octave .
    The singer was known for astounding clarity over her entire five-octave range.
    The octave has a pitch ratio of 2:1.
  • (music) The pitch an octave higher than a given pitch.
  • The bass starts on a low E, and the tenor comes in on the octave .
  • (poetry) A poetic stanza consisting of eight lines; usually used as one part of a sonnet.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • With mournful melody it continued this octave .
  • (fencing) The eighth defensive position, with the sword hand held at waist height, and the tip of the sword out straight at knee level.
  • (Christianity) The day that is one week after a feast day in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church.
  • (Christianity) An eight day period beginning on a feast day in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church.
  • A small cask of wine, one eighth of a pipe.
  • Abbreviations

    * (interval)

    Derived terms

    * perfect octave * diminished octave * augmented octave * octaval

    See also

    * interval * unison * second * third * fourth * fifth * sixth * seventh * *

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Consisting of eight; eight in number.
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