verb (used with object), mod·u·lat·ed, mod·u·lat·ing.
- to attune to a certain pitch or key.
- to vary the volume of (tone).
verb (used without object), mod·u·lat·ed, mod·u·lat·ing.
- to modulate a carrier wave.
- Citizens Band Radio Slang. to talk; visit: Enjoyed modulating with you.
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Example sentences from the Web for modulate
Compassion for patients can actually modulate a patient’s perception of pain.
Both have the ability to modulate speed and change direction on a dime, adding an explosive quality to whatever offense they're in.Russell Westbrook is a known quantity. The question is how he’ll fit with the Wizards.|Ava Wallace|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Like many other forms of exercise, running increases concentrations of norepinephrine, a chemical that helps our brains modulate our stress responses.
Modulating your tone and positions is something you have to do when you live in a two-party state.Rick Scott & Rick Perry: A Tale of Two Ricks in Palm Beach|Daniel Gross|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With two holes for blowing and for modulating the sound, perforated towards the thinner end.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)|Carl Engel
His voice was fine, and he had the skill, rare enough in public speakers, of modulating it with excellent effect.
"You're fearfully exacting," she said, modulating her voice softly.Paradise Garden|George Gibbs
The continuous deposit of tobacco smoke had darkened the ceiling, modulating to a lighter tone on the walls.Ben Blair|Will Lillibridge
Yet versification, or the art of modulating his numbers, is indispensably necessary to a poet.
British Dictionary definitions for modulate
- to subject to or undergo modulation in music
- (often foll by to) to make or become in tune (with a pitch, key, etc)