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Noun: modulation  ,mó-ju'ley-shun [N. Amer], ,mód-yû'ley-shun [Brit]
  1. A musical passage moving from one key to another
    - transition
  2. (electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude, frequency or phase
  3. Rise and fall of the voice pitch
    - intonation, pitch contour
  4. A manner of speaking in which the loudness, pitch or tone of the voice is modified
    - inflection
  5. The act of modifying or adjusting according to due measure and proportion (as with regard to artistic effect)

Derived forms: modulations

Type of: alteration, delivery, inflection, manner of speaking, musical passage, passage, prosody, revision, speech, transmission

Encyclopedia: Modulation