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mod·u·late

 (mŏj′ə-lāt′)
v. mod·u·lat·ed, mod·u·lat·ing, mod·u·lates
v.tr.
1. To regulate or adjust to a certain degree: physiological mechanisms that modulate the body's metabolic rate.
2. To change or vary the pitch, intensity, or tone of (one's voice or a musical instrument, for example).
3. Electronics
a. To vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves).
b. To vary (electron velocity) in an electron beam.
4. Biochemistry To act on (a receptor, for example) as an activator, an inhibitor, or both.
v.intr. Music
To move from one key or tonality to another by means of a melody or chord progression.

[Latin modulārī, modulāt-, to measure off, to regulate, from modulus, diminutive of modus, measure; see med- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

mod′u·la·bil′i·ty n.
mod′u·la′tive, mod′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.modulated - changed or adjusted in pitch, tone, or volume
unmodulated - characterized by lack of variation in pitch, tone, or volume; "he lectured in an unmodulated voice edged with hysteria"
2.modulated - altered in volume as well as tone or pitchmodulated - altered in volume as well as tone or pitch
inflected - (of the voice) altered in tone or pitch; "his southern Yorkshire voice was less inflected and singing than her northern one"
Translations

modulated

[ˈmɒdjʊleɪtɪd] ADJmodulado

modulated

adj (beautifully) modulated (voice)(harmonisch) ausgewogen
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His full rich voice was not found to suffer by a comparison with the soft tones of the girls; and his more modulated strains possessed, at least for the ears of those to whom they were peculiarly addressed, the additional power of intelligence.
But now John put his hand into his pocket, brought out a whistle, and blew upon it several modulated blasts that rang far across the heated air.
when the animal spirits seemed utterly in abeyance) to that species of energetic concision--that abrupt, weighty, unhurried, and hollow-sounding enunciation--that leaden, self- balanced and perfectly modulated guttural utterance, which may be observed in the lost drunkard, or the irreclaimable eater of opium, during the periods of his most intense excitement.
I am certain of it; his languishing looks and modulated tones when addressing Mademoiselle Danglars fully proclaim his intentions.
Beauty in tears is proverbially irresistible--and the youth, bending forward, said in a voice that was modulated to the stillness of the room--
Now the beautiful Eudosia--for beautiful, and even lovely, this glorious- looking creature was, in spite of a very badly modulated voice, certain inroads upon the fitness of things in the way of expression, and a want of a knowledge of the finesse of fine life--now the beautiful Eudosia had an intimate friend named Clara Caverly, who was as unlike her as possible, in character, education, habits, and appearance; and yet who was firmly her friend.
de Bellegarde with the modulated smoothness of the man of the world, and in spite of his excellent English, of the Frenchman; but Newman, at the same time that he sat noting its harmonious flow, perceived that it was not mere mechanical urbanity.
Then he said, with a clearly modulated and rather mincing articulation: `Would it discommode you to contribute elsewhere a coin with a somewhat different superscription?
The former curves of sensuousness were now modulated to lines of devotional passion.
For every one of those phrases he modulated under the fig-trees more sadly than the Lamentations of Jeremiah on Jeudi Saint overset me--was like death.
She had called something to me in a strange tongue as she raced toward me, and now she spoke again; but what she said I could not then, of course, know--only that her tones were sweet, well modulated and free from any suggestion of panic.
The orchestra played four of the pieces Michael had been taught by Steward, and Michael sang them, for his modulated howling was truly singing.