A unit used to express relative difference in power or intensity, usually between two acoustic or electric signals, equal to ten times the common logarithm of the ratio of the two levels.(noun)
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Use "decibel" in a sentence
"A few years ago curiosity led me to sneak a decibel meter into a ballgame between the"
"Remember, though, that a decibel is a ratio measurement relative to some standard."
"A decibel is a tenth-root-of-ten fold increase in power delivery. en Español"