VU meter



  • Abbreviation of volume unit meter. An instrument which indicates the power of a complex audio signal, as expressed in volume units. Such a meter is usually calibrated to show a maximum recording or reproduction level, so as to maintain distortion within certain limits. Typically seen in recording equipment, and in some sound reproduction devices such as audio amplifiers. Also called volume indicator, volume-level meter, volume meter, or volume-unit indicator.
  • synonymvolume indicator
  • synonymvolume meter
  • synonymvolume-level meter
  • synonymvolume-unit indicator
  • synonymvolume-unit meter

Media Studies

  • noun a meter measuring the average volume level of a broadcast.