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[foo t-fawl] /ˈfʊtˌfɔl/

a footstep.
the sound of footsteps:
She heard a footfall on the stairs.
the sound of a footstep

c.1600; see foot (n.) + fall (n). Perhaps first in Shakespeare.


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