Meaning of “decibel” in the English Dictionary

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"decibel" in British English

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decibelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdes.ɪ.bel/ us /ˈdes.ɪ.bel/

a unit for measuring the loudness of sound:

The typical lawn mower makes about 90 decibels of noise.

(Definition of “decibel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"decibel" in American English

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decibelnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdes·əˌbel, -bəl/

a unit for measuring the loudness of sound

(Definition of “decibel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)