pink noise


Definition of pink noise

: a mixture of sound waves with an intensity that diminishes proportionally with frequency to yield approximately equal energy per octave — compare white noise

Examples of pink noise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grandner describes pink noise as a hiss while brown noise is more of a shush. Markham Heid, Time, "Why Not Everyone Should Sleep with a White Noise Machine," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of pink noise

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Pink noise.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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