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  Definition of modulation
  1. the act of modifying or adjusting according to due measure and proportion (as with regard to artistic effect)
  2. (electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier''s amplitude or frequency or phase
  3. a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified
  4. rise and fall of the voice pitch
  5. a musical passage moving from one key to another
Similar Words: inflection, intonation, pitch contour, transition

 

Hyponyms: amplitude modulation, AM, frequency modulation, FM, phase modulation, PM, pulse modulation, intonation pattern, monotone, drone, droning, singsong

 

Derivational Morphology: regulate, modulate, tone, inflect, intonate, intone, chant, cantillate

 

 
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