Definition of schwa in English:
The unstressed central vowel (as in a moment ago), represented by the symbol /ə/ in the International Phonetic Alphabet.
- 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:
- US English dictionary
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