Etymology
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schwa (n.)

natural vowel; a vowel sound often found in weak, unstressed syllables (represented by an inverted e), 1895 in philology, from German Schwa, ultimately from Hebrew shewa "a neutral vowel quality," literally "emptiness."

updated on February 02, 2022

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Definitions of schwa from WordNet

schwa (n.)
a neutral middle vowel; occurs in unstressed syllables;
Synonyms: shwa
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.