un·​mod·​u·​lat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈmä-jə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce unmodulated (audio) \

Definition of unmodulated

: not modulated an unmodulated voice unmodulated carrier waves

Examples of unmodulated in a Sentence

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, "Robert Pattinson delights in the sly, archly comic western 'Damsel'," 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, "‘Blade Runner 2049’ Review: A Classic Renewed With Soulful Beauty," 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, "' 'Til Death Do Us Part' tries to treat domestic abuse seriously, but comes off as seriously soapy," 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, "Democratic Debate Highlights," 17 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of unmodulated

1755, in the meaning defined above

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“Unmodulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmodulated. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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