sone

noun

: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sone was in 1936

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“Sone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sone. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

sone

noun
: 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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