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modulate
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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Definition
to regulate or make something less severe

or:

alter the pitch of one's voice; or other things such as the sound of a musical instrument  or the characteristics of electromagnetic waves
  • Did the host encourage his guest to chant in a modulated voice a strange legend on an allied theme?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (34% in)
  • What fragments of verse from the ancient Hebrew and ancient Irish languages were cited with modulations of voice and translation of texts by guest to host and by host to guest?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (31% in)

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