: ten decibels

Word History


Alexander Graham Bell

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bel was in 1929

Dictionary Entries Near bel

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“Bel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bel. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


: ten decibels
abbreviation b

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