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[sohn] /soʊn/
noun
1.
a unit for measuring the loudness of sound, equal to the loudness of a sound that, in the judgment of a group of listeners, is equal to that of a 1000-cycle-per-second reference sound having an intensity of 40 decibels.
Origin of sone
1945-1950
1945-50; < Latin sonus sound1
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sone

/səʊn/
noun
1.
a subjective unit of loudness equal to that experienced by a normal person hearing a 1 kHz tone at 40 dB
Word Origin
C20: from Latin sonus a sound
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Word Origin and History for sone
n.

unit of loudness, 1936, from Latin sonus (see sound (n.1)).

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