modulate

Part of speech: noun

modulator.

Part of speech: verb

To vary in tone, inflection, pitch, etc.

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Usage examples "modulate":

  1. " You owe me nothing," said Ulrika in those harsh, monotonous tones which she had of late learned to modulate. - "Thelma", 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", 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", Duc de Saint-Simon.