Definition of Footfall

1. Noun. The sound of a step of someone walking. "He heard footsteps on the porch"

Exact synonyms: Footstep, Step
Generic synonyms: Sound
Specialized synonyms: Tramp
Derivative terms: Step, Step



Definition of Footfall

1. n. A setting down of the foot; a footstep; the sound of a footstep.

Definition of Footfall

1. Noun. The sound made by a footstep. ¹

2. Noun. (chiefly British uncountable) Foot (pedestrian) traffic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Footfall

1. the sound of a footstep [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Footfall

footbridges
footcandle
footcare
footcloth
footcloths
footdragger
footdraggers
footdragging
footdraggings
footed
footedness
footer
footered
footering
footers
footfall (current term)
footfalls
footfault
footfaulted
footfaulting
footfaults
footgear
footgears
footglove

Literary usage of Footfall

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Indian Wars of New England by Herbert Milton Sylvester (1910)
"The leaves and twigs underfoot were like the leaves of an open book. To have escaped his ear a footfall must have been lighter than the leaf dropping ..."

2. The Garter Mission to Japan (1906)
".This was constructed to give warning of any approach ; no matter how light the footfall might be, no person could draw near to the Sacred Presence unheard ..."

3. The Garter Mission to Japan (1906)
"This was constructed to give warning of any approach ; no matter how light the footfall might be, no person could draw near to the Sacred Presence unheard ..."

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