schwa

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German Schwa, from Hebrew שווא \ שְׁוָא ‎(sh'va ,š’vā), meaning "nought".

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schwa (plural schwas)

  1. An indeterminate central vowel sound as the "a" in "about", represented as /ə/ in IPA and /@/ in SAMPA and X-SAMPA.
  2. The character ə, an upside-down, backwards, lower-case E

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Noun[edit]

schwa m (plural schwas)

  1. (phonetics) schwa (mid-central vowel)