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schwa



Pronunciation: (shwä), [key]
n. Phonet.
1. the mid-central, neutral vowel sound typically occurring in unstressed syllables in English, however spelled, as the sound of a in alone and sofa, e in system, i in easily, o in gallop, u in circus.
2. the phonetic symbol u, used to represent this sound. Also,shwa.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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