What Does Decibels Mean When Talking About Dishwashers?

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When talking about dishwashers, decibels refers to the noise level a dishwasher produces when it is in operation. The quietest dishwashers have decibel ratings around 40 and slightly below, while the noise level in decibels of a normal conversation is about 60.