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barred i

noun, Phonetics.
1.
a high central vowel with phonetic quality approximating that of the vowels in pit, put, putt, or pet, and considered by most phonologists as a phonetic variant of one of these vowels, depending on the context, but by some as an autonomous phoneme in some varieties of English.
2.
the phonetic symbol ɨ.
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