Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A subjective unit of loudness, as perceived by a person with normal hearing, equal to the loudness of a pure tone having a frequency of 1,000 hertz at 40 decibels.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a subjective unit of loudness for an average listener equal to the loudness of a 1000-hertz sound that has an intensity 40 decibels above the listener's own threshold of hearing

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An old spelling of soon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a unit of perceived loudness equal to the loudness of a 1000-hertz tone at 40 dB above threshold

Etymologies

Latin sonus, a sound; see swen- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Vegetables are delicious by themselves, and dals and lentils need no company to produce a tasty dish, but when the two get together - the combination of beans and vegetables can only be described by the Hindi expression sone pe suhaga, an idiom that is loosely translated as "better than awesome"!

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  • _ O how like to the sone is the mother, for he hath left to vs so moche blood here in erthe, & she so moche mylke, that a man wyl skarysly beleue a woman to haue so moche mylke of one chylde, in case the chyld shuld sukke none at all.

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  • I just found one that I am spending more time on and that is: www. songfacts.com nfl. com gamepass just joined to catch the out of market games my sone is a big dolphins fan and he can never watch any of the games so I hooked him up

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  • Senator for 35 years and his sone is a lobbyist in D.C. You get what you get from these families because of who they are.

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  • Senator for 35 years and his sone is a lobbyist in D.C. Biden also has a son in the military, a lawyer in the JAG.

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  • I found five nests in the month of May from 23rd to 28th: one was on the ground in a field of indigo; the rest were in clumps of 'sone' grass and from the same field composed of this grass.

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  • On the 2nd December, 1877, I found a nest with three slightly-incubated eggs in a small babool bush which stood in a 'sone' grass-field.

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  • Inside lining was made of very fine pieces of 'sone' grass.

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  • * Android phones cannot play DRM-protected music, video or ringtones, such as sone music from the iTunes Store.

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  • After this I found four nests in cane-clumps on the sides of roads, but they were empty, and as the birds abandoned them in due course I despaired of getting any eggs; but on the 15th June, while going along a road, the edges of which were bounded by the small embankments natives throw up round their holdings, and which are always overgrown with 'sone' grass, I saw one of these birds with a straw in its bill disappear at the root of a small date-tree.

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