sone

noun
\ ˈsōn How to pronounce sone (audio) \

Definition of sone

: a subjective unit of loudness for an average listener equal to the loudness of a 1000-hertz sound that has an intensity 40 decibels above the listener's own threshold of hearing

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First Known Use of sone

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sone

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin sonus sound — more at sound entry 1

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“Sone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sone. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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sone

noun
\ ˈsōn How to pronounce sone (audio) \

Medical Definition of sone

: a subjective unit of loudness for an average listener equal to the loudness of a 1000-hertz sound that has an intensity 40 decibels above the listener's own threshold of hearing

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