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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A unit for measuring the relative loudness of sound.

Usage examples (37)
  • The sharp increase in decibel level indicated that the music was becoming too loud.
  • They may tend to congregate more and speak a decibel louder than us.
  • A decibel is a tenth-root-of-ten fold increase in power delivery. en Español
  • Remember, though, that a decibel is a ratio measurement relative to some standard. for more
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