reverberation time


noun

the time it takes for a sound made in a room to diminish by 60 decibels.

Nearby words

  1. revenuer,
  2. reverb,
  3. reverberant,
  4. reverberate,
  5. reverberation,
  6. reverberator,
  7. reverberatory,
  8. reverberatory furnace,
  9. revere,
  10. revere, paul

Origin of reverberation time

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for reverberation time

reverberation time

noun

a measure of the acoustic properties of a room, equal to the time taken for a sound to fall in intensity by 60 decibels. It is usually measured in seconds
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