the time it takes for a sound made in a room to diminish by 60 decibels.
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Origin of reverberation time
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby reverberation time
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British Dictionary definitions for reverberation time
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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