SCHWA

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Mid-central, neutral vowel sound typically occurring in unstressed syllables in English. Symbol (?) used to represent an unstressed neutral vowel and, in some systems of phonetic transcription, a stressed mid-central vowel.

SCHWA: "The schwa is an unstressed syllable in the English language."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SCHWA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/schwa/ (accessed June 27, 2022).

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