Pronunciation: (moj"u-lā'shun, mod"yu-), [key]
1. the act of modulating.
2. the state of being modulated.
3. Music.transition from one key to another.
a. the use of a particular distribution of stress or pitch in a construction, as the use of rising pitch on here in John is here?
b. the feature of a construction resulting from such use.
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