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
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The team then pumps nitrogen gas into the horns, which assault the article with 150 decibels.
Except for the steady grunt of plows in the distance, the world echoed in decibels of silence.
For a person to buy a silencer, which reduces firearm noise by 20 to 35 decibels, the National Firearms Act currently requires fingerprints and photographs, a fee and a background check that can take up to a year.
The museum also hosts interactive exhibits, including an Attempt Area where one beefy guy with mighty lungs couldn’t even come close to beating the world record of screaming louder than 129 decibels in a far-from-soundproof room.
The human ear can tolerate noise below 85 decibels without damage.
Boeing’s contest also requires that devices run quieter than 87 decibels, as measured by sensors 50 feet away.
Volume must also increase by three decibels with each 6-mph increase in speed.
In Cuba, environmental noise over 80 decibels is considered unacceptable in the workplace.
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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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