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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 portion.

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.

 

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Mod"u*late, v. i. Mus.

To pass from one key into another.

 

© Webster 1913.