Definition of unmodulated in US English:



  • Not modulated.

    ‘an unmodulated video signal’
    • ‘After that I gave up with the crêche and let him loose on the world with a fistful of pound coins and his unmodulated voice.’
    • ‘The colour and tone of hand and wrist are almost uniform, unmodulated.’
    • ‘Each color, usually an unmodulated primary, has a Pop art intensity.’
    • ‘It just can't sustain a momentum that is completely unmodulated (action scene, charged conversation, all in rapid succession).’
    • ‘At first they are heard in their raw, unmodulated state, then in various electronic transformations.’
    • ‘The drawings share some of the sculptures' rough and uncouth qualities: the line is generally neutral, even unmodulated, and acquires power through repetition rather than finesse.’
    • ‘Segmented bands made of seven stripes of equal width writhe and curl across a white ground, overlapping yet utterly flat, in unmodulated versions of the six primary and secondary hues.’
    • ‘His bold lines and bright, unmodulated colors lend themselves well to these images, which constitute a searing critique not only of the Iraq war, but also of U.S. priorities and values and the American Dream.’
    • ‘Homer's palette and the broad swatches of unmodulated paint also distressed the critics.’
    • ‘Although she first exhibited in the late 1960s with the Imagists, Ramberg never identified herself with this group, but shared their affinity for flat, unmodulated surfaces and stylized figuration.’
    • ‘That is the right message on Iraq, and if undecided voters find it too bold and unmodulated, tough luck.’
    • ‘Their neatly painted angular shapes, dots, waves and zigzags, all in unmodulated blocks of bright color, would add up to perfectly traditional paintings if not for the flocking MacConnel sprayed on some sections.’
    • ‘An oddly shaped white and yellow puddle of thinned pigment, its isolation heightened by an expanse of brushy, unmodulated blue, recalls Miro in its comic vulnerability.’
    • ‘But unlike Newman and Rothko, who used fairly flat, unmodulated pigment, Still used heavily loaded, expressively modulated impasto in jagged forms.’
    • ‘They share a common format: an impastoed yet atmospheric field of black palette-knife strokes is contained by four crisp, unmodulated black margins, 1 1/2 inches wide.’
    • ‘The light can be pulsed, sinusoidally modulated, or unmodulated, depending on the requirements for speed, cost, and resolution.’
    • ‘One of these was the standard SA procedure using an unmodulated signal.’
    • ‘Right up to the end, Enron was described in the exalted realms of management theory and business journalism with virtually unmodulated adoration.’
    • ‘One side of the album consisted of a single, unmodulated sine tone.’
    • ‘Crane's image is flat and unmodulated and nearly fills the field, whereas Homer's Resting Shepherdess has form and depth and exhibits subtle effects of light and atmosphere in the ample background.’
    dull, dry, toneless, monotonous, drab, boring, tedious, flat, static, wooden, unvarying, undemonstrative, devoid of emotion, devoid of feeling
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