footfall

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noun foot·fall \ ˈfu̇t-ˌfȯl \

Definition of footfall

:the sound of a footstep

Examples of footfall in a Sentence

  1. She heard footfalls echoing in the hall.

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First Known Use of footfall

circa 1616


FOOTFALL Defined for English Language Learners

footfall

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Definition of footfall for English Language Learners

  • : the sound of a footstep


FOOTFALL Defined for Kids

footfall

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noun foot·fall \ ˈfu̇t-ˌfȯl \

Definition of footfall for Students

:the sound of a footstep

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