footfall

[ foot-fawl ]
/ ˈfʊtˌfɔl /

noun

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

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Origin of footfall

First recorded in 1600–10; foot + fall
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British Dictionary definitions for footfall

footfall
/ (ˈfʊtˌfɔːl) /

noun

the sound of a footstep
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