plural unisonances
: a blending of sound
The first two sounds reach the ear as a unisonance—the booming impact of the tons of water and the wild roar of the up-rush blending—and this mingled sound dissolves into the foam-bubble hissing of the third.Henry Beston, The Outermost House, 1928
especially : unison

Word History


unison entry 2 + -ance

First Known Use

1721, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unisonance was in 1721

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“Unisonance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unisonance. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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