how to pronounce decibel


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decibel is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of decibel in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… of raise this to the decibel that that …”

meanings of decibel


  1. A common measure of sound intensity ratio that is one tenth of a bel on the logarithmic intensity scale. It is defined as dB = 10 log10(P1 / P2), where P1 and P2 are the relative powers of the sound.

decibel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word decibel occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics decibel can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that decibel can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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