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sone

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Pronunciation: /səʊn
 
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Definition of sone in English:

noun

A unit of subjective loudness, equal to 40 phons.
Example sentences
  • Technically, one sone equals a 1-khz tone at 40 dB SPL (Sound Pressure Level).
  • At the quieter end of the spectrum, you'll find ones rated at a much quieter 2.5 sones, and the price goes up to about $100.

Origin

1930s: from Latin sonus 'a sound'.

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