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And the stereo has a maximum volume of about two decibels. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There now seems only two or three decibels between the noise of fracking and what the planners would have been happy with. The Sun (2015)Personal music players are allowed to reach 100 decibels. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This makes it appear clearer and louder than the surrounding programme, although this is not something that shows up when you measure the actual decibels. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He measured 96 decibels on our meter - as loud as an electric blender. The Sun (2010)There is presently no legal maximum and some MP3 players were found to reach 120 decibels. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Most cats reach 25 decibels but she hits 92 and stops only when dozing. The Sun (2011)High performance cars must pass a test showing that they do not exceed 76 decibels at 30mph. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The roar has been recorded at 127 decibels, louder than a jet plane taking off. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Wind turbines will be permitted to produce no more than 45 decibels of sound, about the sound of a normal conversation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'decibel'
British English: decibel NOUN
A decibel is a unit of measurement which is used to indicate how loud a sound is.
Continuous exposure to sound above 80 decibels could be harmful.
Definition of decibel from the Collins English Dictionary
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