Meaning of “schwa” in the English Dictionary

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"schwa" in British English

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schwanoun [ C ]

also shwa uk /ʃwɑː/ us /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

(Definition of “schwa” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)