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Definition of schwa noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

schwa

 noun
(also shwa) noun
NAmE//ʃwɑ//
 
(phonetics)
 
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a vowel sound in parts of words that are not stressed, for example the “a” in about or the “e” in moment; the phonetic symbol for this,/ə/
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: schwa