Definition of sone in English:

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sone

Pronunciation: /sōn/

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'.

Words that rhyme with sone

alone, atone, Beaune, bemoan, blown, bone, Capone, clone, Cohn, Cologne, condone, cone, co-own, crone, drone, enthrone, flown, foreknown, foreshown, groan, grown, half-tone, home-grown, hone, Joan, known, leone, loan, lone, mephedrone, moan, Mon, mown, ochone, outflown, outgrown, own, phone, pone, prone, Rhône, roan, rone, sewn, shown, Simone, Sloane, Soane, sown, stone, strown, throne, thrown, tone, trombone, Tyrone, unbeknown, undersown, windblown, zone

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Syllabification: sone

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