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English definition of “schwa”


noun [C] (also shwa)     /ʃwɑː/
the weak vowel sound in some syllables that is not emphasized , such as the first syllable of 'about' and the second syllable of 'given', or the ə symbol that represents this sound Phonology and phonetics
(Definition of schwa noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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