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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves); Adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of; Fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; Vary the pitch of one's speech; Change the key of, in music.

Usage examples (38)
  • He was asked to modulate his voice whenever he reads before the class.
  • modulate the melody
  • He often possessed a voice that was a marvelous instrument, a voice he could modulate from a sepulchral whisper to a crashing thunder clap.
  • The idea is to kind of modulate the depth -- to have more gentle moments, then have kind of deeper moments. for more
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