unit of noise intensity equal to ten decibels
ETYM Hind., from Skr. bilva.
Unit of sound measurement equal to ten decibels. It is named for Scottish scientist Alexander Graham Bell.
(Homonym: Bel, bell, belle).
A logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels; SYN. B.
1. (Babylonian) God of the earth; one of the supreme triad including Anu and Ea; earlier identified with En-lil.
2. (Homonym: bel, bell, belle).