footfall

noun
foot·​fall | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌfȯl How to pronounce footfall (audio) \

Definition of footfall

: the sound of a footstep

Examples of footfall in a Sentence

She heard footfalls echoing in the hall.
Recent Examples on the Web More than other businesses within LVMH, DFS has suffered from the lack of tourists and footfall. Kevin Rozario, Forbes, 22 June 2021 That said, as more and more people receive the Covid-19 vaccination, consumer footfall in stores is likely to improve, benefiting the retail real estate market. Trefis Team, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 Most of the works on display at OOF are for sale, with some pieces worth up to $120,000, yet the gallery has a much higher footfall than most commercial galleries. Alex Marshall, New York Times, 16 Aug. 2021 The pandemic paused the city's plans to introduce a day-tripper tax last year on visitors who sleep elsewhere — 80% of the total tourist footfall. Colleen Barry, Star Tribune, 25 June 2021 The pandemic paused the city’s plans to introduce a day-tripper tax last year on visitors who sleep elsewhere — 80% of the total tourist footfall. Colleen Barry, ajc, 25 June 2021 Accessible pricing is another way to add more footfall and therefore create more awareness about inequalities in the cocoa chain. Kevin Rozario, Forbes, 8 June 2021 For example, if the company’s OMTM is addressing levels of footfall, businesses will need to work out how their particular sets of experiments intend to address the issues that are causing a dip in numbers in the first place. Heikki Väänänen, Forbes, 21 June 2021 Walgreens will likely see an increase in footfall at its stores going forward, as the Covid-19 crisis winds down. Trefis Team, Forbes, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of footfall

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of footfall was circa 1616

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“Footfall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/footfall. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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footfall

noun

English Language Learners Definition of footfall

: the sound of a footstep

footfall

noun
foot·​fall | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌfȯl How to pronounce footfall (audio) \

Kids Definition of footfall

: the sound of a footstep

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