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Definition of the noun shwa

What does shwa mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: shwas

  1. a neutral middle vowel; occurs in unstressed syllables

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Google previewThe Complete Book for Artists for Israel (1992)

by Dr. Phillip Goble

SHWA is a half-vowel. It is pronounced quickly and softly with the VAHV as "vuh." Do not confuse KHEHT ñ (pronounced "kh" as in "Sikh") and HEH F (see #3) and DAH-LET *l which has a "d" sound as in "doll" and final KHAF :) which when it ...

Google previewThe Sara Bellum Review (2012)

by Carl Fanning

Fung Shwa is a couple of words that will add some color and a sense of balance to any page of text. We are waiting for a phonetician to walk through that door and tells us why deux ex machina is so pronounced. If botryoidal means-having a ...

Google previewWisdom of Ravishankar Final (101-)


Ashwamedha means to purify. Shwa means that which is the past or future.

Google previewDictionary of Linguistics (1954)

by Mario Pei, Frank Gaynor

shwa: A term borrowed from Hebrew phonetics, designating an indistinct vowel (also called neutral 'Vowel), usually indicated ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Varieties of English (2013)

by Raymond Hickey

schwa/shwa. [ʃwa] A vowel which is articulated as a short central neutral vowel transcribed as [ə] in the IPA; the name stems from Hebrew. In English it occurs for unstressed short vowelsatthebeginningorendofaword, for example about ...

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

shwa see SCHWA shy1 e> aiij (shyer, shyest) 1 said of a person: embarrassed or unnerved by the company or attention ...

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (1994)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian E Maslin-Prothero

Schwabach's test: (shwa'-baks, shwa' -banks): A tuning fork test in which the bone conduction capability in a pathological ear is compared to the normal. Schwann: s.'s cells the cells that make up the neurilemma (q.v.); s.'s sheath the ...

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Scrabble value of S1H4W4A1

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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