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1. schwa

noun. a neutral middle vowel; occurs in unstressed syllables.

Synonyms

  • shwa
  • vowel sound
  • murmur vowel
  • murmur

Antonyms

  • cheer
  • alveolar
  • pharyngeal consonant
  • pharyngeal

Etymology

  • Schwa (German)
  • שְׁוָא (Hebrew)

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Sentences with schwa


1. Noun, singular or mass
The letter “i” in the word “legible” would have a schwa to indicate how to pronounce the vowel that is surrounded by so many other vowels that have the potential to sound relatively the same.

2. Adjective
The schwa looks like a lowercase letter “e” that has been turned on its head.

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