schwa: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (shwä), [key]
— n. Phonet.
- 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.
- the phonetic symbol &schwa;, used to represent this sound.
- schwa (Thesaurus)