of or relating to motion-picture sound effects produced manually: a Foley artist.

Origin of Foley

after Jack Foley, sound-effect pioneer at Universal Pictures in the 1930s Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for foley


foley artist


films the US name for footsteps editor

Word Origin for foley

C20: named after J.D. Foley (1891-1967), US sound editor

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