The decibels (dB) are a measure of how loud a sound is. The higher the dB, the louder the sound.

  • The volume of the music was turned up to 120 dB, which was way too loud.

  • The sound of the waves was so loud that it was impossible to hear anything else.

Definition of decibels


a logarithmic unit of sound intensity; 10 times the logarithm of the ratio of the sound intensity to some reference intensity



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Example Sentences for decibels

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    The Wikipedia listing says the coquis have a loud, 100 decibel chirp.

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    The decibel is a dimensionless quantity.

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    Below is the list of these scientists Neper and decibel.

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    The exceptions that I'm aware of are centimeter and decibel.

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    There is already a section on the issue in the article decibel.

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    Now I know that the answer to the guestion is Decibel.

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    The decibel scale is the case where there fraction is 1.

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    Also, does that recommendation include the neper as well as the decibel

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    The decibel and the neper have a fixed ratio to each other.