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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Word Origin & History

footfall
c.1600; see foot + fall (v).
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Example sentences
Every footfall raises tiny puffs of dust and leaves a sharp-edged track.
Her footfall is the lightest, her laugh the merriest in the house.
No doubt they want to encourage the increased footfall and fanfare that the
  event brings to their galleries elsewhere in the city.
The research also found no conclusive evidence that footfall or transactions
  were affected by closing the shop door.
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