Examples from the Web for decibel
The decibel levels fell a fraction, but we were still in the heart of a crowd that believed in Brazil.Germany Humiliates World Cup Host Brazil 7-1 in Semifinal Slaughter|Tunku Varadarajan|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some men raise their voices when the argument heats up, and if women try to match their decibel level, they risk sounding shrill.Bill O’Reilly’s Macho Moment in On-Air Confrontation With Laura Ingraham|Lauren Ashburn|April 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Their mission: to raise the awareness of poverty to the decibel level of other hot-button media issues.Some Catholic Leaders Speaking Out Against Paul Ryan’s Budget-Cutting|Lauren Ashburn|August 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The decibel level of all this at Fox and the usual redoubts will be deafening.Michael Tomasky on Obama’s Delusions About the GOP’s ‘Fever’ Breaking|Michael Tomasky|June 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Maybe it was the fact that the candidates were sitting around a table, which clearly lowered the decibel level.
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Word Origin and History for decibel
Progress in science and industry is constantly demanding new terms and one of the latest of these is the word "decibel," coined by telephone engineers to describe the efficiency of telephone circuits. It is a substitute for the phrase "transmission unit." The actual unit decided upon was first called "bel," after the inventor of the telephone. The bel, however, is larger than is needed in practice, and, therefore, a unit one-tenth as large was adopted by engineers and named the decibel. ["Popular Mechanics," May 1929]
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Culture definitions for decibel
A unit of measurement of the volume of sounds.