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sone

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noun \ˈsōn\

Definition of sone

  1. :  a subjective unit of loudness for an average listener equal to the loudness of a 1000-hertz sound that has an intensity 40 decibels above the listener's own threshold of hearing



Origin of sone

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin sonus sound — more at sound


First Known Use: 1948


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sone

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noun \ˈsōn\

Medical Definition of sone

  1. :  a subjective unit of loudness for an average listener equal to the loudness of a 1000-hertz sound that has an intensity 40 decibels above the listener's own threshold of hearing




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