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

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 26 Jul. 2021.

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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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