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Meaning of MODULATE

Pronunciation:  'mâju`leyt

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

MODULATE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    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.
  2. \Mod"u*late\, v. i. (Mus.)
    To pass from one key into another.
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