loudness

noun
loud·​ness | \ ˈlau̇d-nəs How to pronounce loudness (audio) \

Definition of loudness

: the attribute of a sound that determines the magnitude of the auditory sensation produced and that primarily depends on the amplitude of the sound wave involved

Examples of loudness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That voice has been blocked by all the loudness in your life. Darick Spears, Rolling Stone, 16 Sep. 2021 But the kind of forcing people to make decisions based on that loudness. NBC News, 8 Aug. 2021 But the kind of forcing people to make decisions based on that loudness. NBC News, 8 Aug. 2021 But the kind of forcing people to make decisions based on that loudness. NBC News, 8 Aug. 2021 But the kind of forcing people to make decisions based on that loudness. NBC News, 11 July 2021 Decibels measure the loudness of a sound while hertz measure the frequency of a sound. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 4 July 2021 Our ears will have to get accustomed to the loudness of a live DJ. Andrew Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 June 2021 It’s not just in loudness that the cicadas are unique. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, 2 June 2021

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First Known Use of loudness

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2021

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“Loudness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loudness. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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