1. [ noun ] (music,fine art) a musical passage moving from one key to another
Synonyms: transition
Related terms: passage modulate
2. [ noun ] (electronics) the transmission of a signal by imposing it on a carrier wave by changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase
Related terms: transmission frequency_modulation phase_modulation amplitude_modulation pulse_modulation electronics
3. [ noun ] (rhetoric) rise and fall of the voice pitch
Synonyms: intonation pitch_contour
Related terms: prosody singsong monotone intonation_pattern chant inflect intonate
4. [ noun ] (rhetoric) a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified
Synonyms: inflection
Related terms: manner_of_speaking inflect
5. [ noun ] the act of modifying or adjusting according to due measure and proportion (as with regard to artistic effect)
Related terms: revision regulate
Similar spelling:   modulate