sone

noun
\ˈsōn \

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

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

noun
\ˈsōn \

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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