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shwa

[shwah] /ʃwɑ/
noun
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for shwa

schwa

/ʃwɑː/
noun
1.
a central vowel represented in the International Phonetic Alphabet by (ə). The sound occurs in unstressed syllables in English, as in around, mother, and sofa
2.
the symbol (ə) used to represent this sound
Word Origin
C19: via German from Hebrew shewā, a diacritic indicating lack of a vowel sound

shwa

/ʃwɑː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of schwa
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