Footfall
Footfall Foot"fall`, n. A setting down of the foot; a footstep; the sound of a footstep. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Seraphim, whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor. --Poe. [1913 Webster]


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  • footfall — (n.) c.1600; see FOOT (Cf. foot) (n.) + FALL (Cf. fall) (n). Perhaps first in Shakespeare …   Etymology dictionary

  • footfall — ► NOUN 1) the sound of a footstep or footsteps. 2) the number of people entering a shop or shopping area in a given time …   English terms dictionary

  • footfall — [foot′fôl΄] n. the sound of a footstep …   English World dictionary

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  • footfall — [[t]f ʊtfɔːl[/t]] footfalls N COUNT A footfall is the sound that is made by someone walking each time they take a step. [LITERARY] She heard the priest s familiar, flat footfall on the staircase …   English dictionary

  • footfall — UK [ˈfʊtˌfɔːl] / US [ˈfʊtˌfɔl] noun Word forms footfall : singular footfall plural footfalls 1) [singular] business the number of possible customers who visit a shop or business in a given period 2) [countable] literary a footstep …   English dictionary

  • footfall — /foot fawl /, n. 1. a footstep. 2. the sound of footsteps: She heard a footfall on the stairs. [1600 10; FOOT + FALL] * * * …   Universalium

  • footfall — /ˈfʊtfɔl/ (say footfawl) noun 1. a footstep. 2. the sound of footsteps. 3. Commerce the number of people who enter a shop, etc.: the bookshop in the centre of town has a high footfall …   Australian English dictionary

  • footfall — / fυtfɔ:l/ noun the number of customers who come into and walk round a shop ▪▪▪ ‘…the small independent retailer who stocks up using cash and carries could be hit hard by the loss of footfall associated with any increase in smuggled goods’ [The… …   Marketing dictionary in english

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