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Schuman
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Schwann's sheath
Schwann's white substance
Schwanpan
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schwarmerei
Schwartz
Schwarz inequality
Schwarzenberg
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Schwarzkopf

schwa definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a neutral middle vowel; occurs in unstressed syllables [syn: schwa, shwa]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: German, from Hebrew sch?w?' Date: 1895 1. an unstressed mid-central vowel (as the usual sound of the first and last vowels of the English word America) 2. the symbol ? used for the schwa sound and less widely for a similarly articulated stressed vowel (as in cut)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also sheva) Phonet. 1 the indistinct unstressed vowel sound as in a mom ent ago. 2 the symbol representing this in the International Phonetic Alphabet. Etymology: G f. Heb. sewa, app. f. saw' emptiness

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(schwas) In the study of language, schwa is the name of the neutral vowel sound represented by the symbol ? in this dictionary. N-VAR




 


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