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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Modulate


MOD'ULATE, verb transitive [Latin modulor, from modus, limit, measure.]

1. To form sound to a certain key, or to a certain proportion.

2. To very or inflect sound in a natural, customary or musical manner. Thus the organs of speech modulate the voice in reading or speaking.

Could any person so modulate her voice as to deceive so many.