Definition of "bel" [bel]

  • Ten decibels. (noun)
  • A unit for comparing two power levels, equal to the logarithm to the base ten of the ratio of the two powers (noun)

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Use "bel" in a sentence
  • "I called the bel air police department and they said it was a meteor"
  • "And said "you’re moving with your aunte and uncle in bel-air""
  • "As the 19th century progressed, Italian composers Rossini (pictured right), Donizetti and Bellini continued to compose lyrical scores – their writing privileged the expressive power of the human voice in what has become known as the bel canto (beautiful singing) style."