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synonyms for modulation

  • inflection
  • intonation
  • pitch
  • tone
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How to use modulation in a sentence

He sat up in bed; the sound was tragical by distance, and the modulation appealed to his ear like human speech.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
It is wonderful to hear the infinite variety of modulation which a Swede gives to these two insignificant syllables.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL 58, NO. 357, JULY 1845VARIOUS
This is their modulation to the dominant, their awakening to life.
CASTELLINARIAHENRY FESTING JONES
I succeeded in the recitative; it was well accented, full of energy and excellent modulation.
THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
He speaks it, too, with such melody and modulation as he can; “in homely rustic jingle;” but it is his own, and genuine.
LIFE OF ROBERT BURNSTHOMAS CARLYLE
Ries added to the score a short passage of modulation, which led from the fugue into the plain, simple tune.
THE LIFE OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, VOLUME II (OF 3)ALEXANDER WHEELOCK THAYER
This explanatory digression may serve as a modulation to more cheerful themes than that which has occupied us of late.
THE LIFE OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, VOLUME III (OF 3)ALEXANDER WHEELOCK THAYER
For in Hyperides there is a richer modulation, a greater variety of excellence.
ON THE SUBLIMELONGINUS
But the modulation is as perfect as the sentiment itself is weighty.
ON THE SUBLIMELONGINUS
There is a full close in that key, and then modulation to F.
THE PIANOFORTE SONATAJ.S. SHEDLOCK
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MODULATION

  • accentuation
  • articulation
  • beat
  • cadence
  • emphasis
  • enunciation
  • force
  • inflection
  • intonation
  • meter
  • modulation
  • pronunciation
  • rhythm
  • stroke
  • timbre
  • tonality
  • tone
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