Fo·​ley ˈfō-lē How to pronounce Foley (audio)
often attributive
: sound effects created for a film
usually used before another noun
a Foley artistFoley effects
see also foley catheter

Word History


Jack D. Foley †1967 American sound technician

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Foley was in 1973

Dictionary Entries Near Foley

Cite this Entry

“Foley.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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