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modulate
used in The Grapes of Wrath

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Definition
to regulate or make something less severe

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alter the pitch of one's voice; or other things such as the sound of a musical instrument  or the characteristics of electromagnetic waves
  • When she spoke her voice had a beautiful low timbre, soft and modulated, and yet with ringing overtones.
    Chapter 13 (46% in)

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