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Foley

[foh-lee] /ˈfoʊ li/
adjective
1.
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
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  • They said they would have to hand it to Foley—he was a dandy.

    Swatty Ellis Parker Butler
  • Foley had determined to master this secret of iron-splitting, and he would yet do it.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • Jessie thought they ought to see Mrs. Foley, who was fleshy and easy of disposition, and ask her about Henriettas visit.

  • This enabled Foley, Hood, and one or two more to pass that fast ship.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • None of them cared to risk trouble with Foley, and so Tom continued walking the streets.

    The Walking Delegate Leroy Scott
British Dictionary definitions for Foley

foley

/ˈfəʊlɪ/
noun
1.
(films) the US name for footsteps editor
Word Origin
C20: named after J.D. Foley (1891-1967), US sound editor
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