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foot·fall

 (fo͝ot′fôl′)
n.
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footfall

(ˈfʊtˌfɔːl)
n
1. the sound of a footstep
2. the number of visitors to a shop or tourist attraction
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foot•fall

(ˈfʊtˌfɔl)

n.
the sound of footsteps.
[1600–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.footfall - the sound of a step of someone walkingfootfall - the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
tramp - a heavy footfall; "the tramp of military boots"
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footfall

noun
The act or manner of going on foot:
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Translations

footfall

[ˈfʊtfɔːl] Npaso m, pisada f
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footfall

[ˈfʊtfɔːl] n (= footstep) → (bruit m de) pas m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

footfall

[ˈfʊtˌfɔːl] npasso
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References in classic literature ?
The full moon was about three hours above the eastern horizon; the entire countryside had the solemn stillness of a summer night; our footfalls and the ceaseless song of the katydids were the only sound aloof.
It was coming towards them at a swift pace, so they turned and ran, taking care to make as little noise as possible, either by their footfalls or by disturbing the undergrowth close to them.
While so engaged he was half conscious of the rapid opening and closing of the outer door, of footfalls sounding all about him.
The statuettes and pictures in Eva's room were shrouded in white napkins, and only hushed breathings and muffled footfalls were heard there, and the light stole in solemnly through windows partially darkened by closed blinds.
Soon we could hear their footfalls as they ran and the cracking of the branches as they breasted across a bit of thicket.
"What does ten to six mean?" Genevieve asked, the while their footfalls rang out on the frosty air.
I listened to his unsteady footfalls by my side for the space of several strides.
One might almost sympathize with Sarah Helen Whitman, who, confessing to a half faith in the old superstition of the significance of anagrams, found, in the transposed letters of Edgar Poe's name, the words "a God-peer." His mind, she says, was indeed a "Haunted Palace," echoing to the footfalls of angels and demons.
Beside them, in the impenetrable thickets that fringed the path, rising to arch above it and shut out the moon, the girl could hear the stealthy, muffled footfalls of great beasts, and ever round about them rose the deafening roars of hunting lions, until the earth trembled to the mighty sound.
I found the hot stream broadened out to a shallow, weedy sand, in which an abundance of crabs and long-bodied, many-legged creatures started from my footfall. I walked to the very edge of the salt water, and then I felt I was safe.
A waste of unused passages and staircases in which to drop a comb upon a bedroom floor at night is to send a stealthy footfall on an errand through the house.
Again I remarked his lameness and the soft padding sound of his footfall, and standing up in my place, I saw his feet as he went out.