Examples of decibel in a Sentence
a rock concert blasting music at 110 decibels
the crowd decibels increased dramatically as the horses neared the finish line
Recent Examples of decibel from the Web
Voices in excess of 55 decibels—roughly the sound of a loud phone call—cause measurable stress.
The decibel levels of our kitchen conversations went up.
That turned out to be useful experience for the Trump White House, which can mimic the high-decibel chaos of Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen.
For this reason, Sietsema started carrying around a decibel meter (and including sound ratings on his reviews) 10 years ago.
Other groups, some even more marginal, have filled the mailboxes of grass-roots conservatives with similar high-decibel appeals.
The recall is the latest development in a high-decibel controversy surrounding kratom.
Three second-half dunks brought those in the Hutchinson Sports Arena to their feet and heightened the decibel level as South Plains advanced to the NJCAA championship game with a 89-76 victory Friday night.
Anniversaries call for settings that are more romantic, and most of the ones listed here are lower in decibels.
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The unit for measuring the relative intensities of sound is called a decibel. Because the decibel scale is logarithmic, a sound with an intensity that is twice that of a reference sound corresponds to an increase of little more than 3 decibels. In common practice, the reference point of 0 decibel is set at the intensity of the least perceptible sound, the threshold of hearing. On such a scale a 10-decibel sound is 10 times the intensity of the reference sound; a 20-decibel sound is 100 times the reference intensity, and so on. Normal conversation is usually around 60 decibels, an electric saw around 100 decibels, and amplified rock music around 120 decibels.
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: a unit for measuring how loud a sound is
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