Definitions for: Modulate


[v] vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)
[v] adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of
[v] fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; "regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch"
[v] of one's speech, varying the pitch
[v] change the key of, in music; "modulate the melody"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mod"u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Modulated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Modulating.] [L. modulatus, p. p. of modulari to
measure, to modulate, fr. modulus a small measure, meter,
melody, dim. of modus. See Mode.]
1. To form, as sound, to a certain key, or to a certain
portion.

2. To vary or inflect in a natural, customary, or musical
manner; as, the organs of speech modulate the voice in
reading or speaking.

Could any person so modulate her voice as to deceive
so many? --Broome.


Mod"u*late, v. i. (Mus.)
To pass from one key into another.

Synonyms: inflect, regulate

See Also: adjust, alter, change, mouth, play, set, speak, spiel, talk, utter, vary, verbalise, verbalize

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