What does the word modulate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • modulator.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To vary in tone, inflection, pitch, etc.

Usage examples for modulate

  1. " You owe me nothing," said Ulrika in those harsh, monotonous tones which she had of late learned to modulate. – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  2. That a direct current arc light transforms a part of its energy into electric oscillations was shown by Firth and Rogers, of England, in 1893. The author was the first to connect an arc lamp with an aerial and a ground, and to use a microphone transmitter to modulate the sustained oscillations so set up. – The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins
  3. I had tried to modulate my voice, so that it should be just heard and no more, preferring to be indistinct rather than speak too loudly; and confined all my person to express as much as possible, gravity, modesty, and simple gratitude. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 12 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon