Definition of indeterminate vowel in English:

indeterminate vowel

Syllabification: in·de·ter·mi·nate vow·el


  • The vowel heard in “a moment ago”; a schwa /ə/.
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    • One change was a tendency to reduce any short vowel in an unstressed syllable to a common indeterminate vowel.
    • Armenian has an indeterminate vowel, which sounds like the e in ‘laurel’; this appears as ë.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody