foot-fall

footfall

[foot-fawl]
noun
1.
a footstep.
2.
the sound of footsteps: She heard a footfall on the stairs.

Origin:
1600–10; foot + fall

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footfall (ˈfʊtˌfɔːl)
 
n
the sound of a footstep

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footfall
c.1600; see foot + fall (v).
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