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schwa

schwa

pronunciation:
shwa
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an indistinct vowel sound that occurs in most unstressed syllables in English, such as the first "a" in "away".
definition 2: a sign representing the schwa, consisting of an upside-down backward "e".