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footstepnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfʊt.step/  us   /ˈfʊt.step/
C1 the sound made by a person walking as their foot touches the ground, or a step (= foot movement): Walking along the darkened street, he heard footsteps close behind him.
footsteps [plural]
the route a person has taken in order to reach a place or to achieve something: When he realized he'd lost his wallet, he retraced his footsteps (= went back the way he had come).
(Definition of footstep from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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footstepnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfʊtˌstep/
the movement or sound of each step a person takes when walking: We never saw anyone in the building, but sometimes we heard footsteps down the hall.
(Definition of footstep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “footstep”
in Arabic خُطْوة…
in Korean 발소리…
in Portuguese passada, pisada…
in Catalan passa, pas…
in Japanese 足音…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脚步声, 脚步…
in Turkish ayak sesi…
in Russian звук шагов…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腳步聲, 腳步…
in Italian passo…
in Polish krok…
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