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SHWA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does shwa mean? 

SHWA (noun)
  The noun SHWA has 1 sense:

1. a neutral middle vowel; occurs in unstressed syllables

  Familiarity information: SHWA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHWA (noun)


Sense 1shwa [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A neutral middle vowel; occurs in unstressed syllables

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

schwa; shwa

Hypernyms ("shwa" is a kind of...):

vowel; vowel sound (a speech sound made with the vocal tract open)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shwa"):

murmur; murmur vowel (a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant)


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