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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Her performance is often extreme and unmodulated, swinging wildly in either direction, especially in her dramatic scenes with Michael. Katie Walsh, latimes.com, 29 Sep. 2017 Mrs. Clinton seemed careful to be impassioned but not overly aggressive, while Mr. Sanders was his typically emphatic self, waving his hands frequently as his unmodulated voice rose at times to a near-holler. Patrick Healy And Amy Chozick, New York Times, 17 Jan. 2016

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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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Cite this Entry

“Unmodulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmodulated. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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