Noun(1) a logarithmic unit of sound intensity; 10 times the logarithm of the ratio of the sound intensity to some reference intensity
(1) The 215 - decibel sound waves can travel 300 miles through the ocean.(2) The device can create a sound at 120 decibels , loud enough to disable enemy combatants.(3) Sound pressure against the ears is measured in decibels .(4) Mr. Russell apparently had not overheard the conversation, as the din in the room had risen a few decibels .(5) Humans feel pain when they hear sounds of 120 decibels , a level typically reached next to the speakers at a rock concert.(6) When the woman had the noise level tested, it measured 67 to 72 decibels .(7) According to the results, the noise on Sunday was 58 decibels, compared to 80 decibels on Friday afternoon.(8) Hearing protection is recommended when sound exceeds 85 decibels .(9) She glared at me, her voice rising up ten decibels .(10) Failing to get the desired answer, she raised her voice several decibels(11) Because the range of sound pressures that can be heard is so large, a logarithmic scale of decibels is used to measure sound intensity.(12) Efficiency of the speakers determines the distance sound will travel and is measured in terms of decibels , the higher the better.(13) In the Stotts' front garden, they found sound levels reached 97.8 decibels , which can cause serious damage to the ears.(14) Vibrations are measured in decibels (d.b.g.) which is the level of vibration.(15) Intensity is measured in decibels , most commonly using the decibel ├ö├ç├┐A├ö├ç├û scale (dbA).(16) An aircraft taking off produces about 140 decibels of noise and motorways a further 75 decibels , both above levels deemed unacceptable by some health experts.
1. decibel ::
1. quiet ::
2. silence ::
3. still ::
Different Formsdecibel, decibels
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