Meaning of phon

phon

Pronunciation: (fon), [key]
— n.
  1. a unit for measuring the apparent loudness of a sound, equal in number for a given sound to the intensity in decibels of a sound having a frequency of 1000 cycles per second when, in the judgment of a group of listeners, the two sounds are of equal loudness.

phon-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofbefore a vowel: phonic.

phon.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. phonetics.
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