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footfall

noun uk   /ˈfʊt.fɔːl/ us    /-fɑːl/

footfall noun (SOUND OF FEET)

[C] literary the sound of a person's foot hitting the ground as they walk: I heard echoing footfalls in the corridor.

footfall noun (BUSINESS)

[U] specialized business the number of people who go into a shop or business in a particular period of time: Footfall is an important indicator of how successful a company's advertising is at bringing people into its shops.
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