The unstressed central vowel (as in a moment ago), represented by the symbol /ə/ in the International Phonetic Alphabet.
More example sentences
- Although not represented in the conventional alphabet, schwa is the commonest vowel sound in English.
- Of these, 36 have a clear schwa as their vowel.
- In another example, we observed that only 28% of the teachers could correctly identify the sound of a schwa, as represented in the final syllable of the word ‘happen.’
Definition of schwa in:
- The US English dictionary