unmodulated

adjective

un·​mod·​u·​lat·​ed ˌən-ˈmä-jə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce unmodulated (audio)
: not modulated
an unmodulated voice
unmodulated carrier waves

Examples of unmodulated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pacing of the play’s final stretch could have been better managed: Dorian’s murder of Basil is followed by a tidal wave of hysteria that is unmodulated and eventually wearing. Demetrios Matheou, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Cruz lets light into this often unmodulated character, whose emotional palette ranges between bitter resentment and barely contained rage, adding intricate, complicating notes. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 24 Dec. 2023 Weiner’s play, directed with unmodulated freneticism by Ellie Heyman, tries a bit too hard. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2023 Two sets of five wide, flat, unmodulated stripes of different colors — orange, cream, blue, yellow and red — are repeated on the wall, with a white space separating them. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2023 The clever wordplay of Samantha Bee is getting lost in her unmodulated tempo. Vulture, 21 Jan. 2022 Rabbits trained to tell the difference between modulated and unmodulated sounds (earning a tasty food pellet for correct answers) could only succeed when the degree of modulation is quite high. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 13 Feb. 2014 Wasikowska’s performance as Penelope is arresting, if also a bit unmodulated in its spitfire ferocity. Justin Chang, latimes.com, 21 June 2018 Many of his recent roles, dominated by unmodulated anger, have obscured the memory of his easy charm as Han Solo and Indiana Jones. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 4 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmodulated was in 1755

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“Unmodulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmodulated. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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