footfall footfall  /ˈfʊt ˌfɔl/


  • (n) the sound of a step of someone walking



  1. The pebble measures the impact of each footfall, and the acceleration between your steps to determine your distance.
  2. As well as being home to three major museums, the road will have to accommodate a subway station, bus routes, streams of traffic and the footfall of 10 million visitors a year.
  3. Harold Stassen's catlike footfall thundered in the ears of jumpy Republicans-for-Eisenhower like an elephant stampede.


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  1. "While private companies will clearly benefit from the increased footfall from offering this service, their customers will benefit from being able to quickly provide their biometrics while they are out doing their shopping," said Smith.
    on May 5, 2009 By: Jacqui Smith Source:

  2. "Even five years ago, the average footfall per day was around 8,000. But today we draw around 25,000 to 30,000 visitors on Thursday and around 15,000 on Sundays. Nearly 70 percent of the visitors are foreigners," said Nizami.
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Nezami Ganjavi Source: (blog)

  3. Mr Mavity said: "We have had to rethink our position in New York. We will be closing down a store at Bridgemarket. It's an architecturally fantastic place but it's a low-footfall part of Manhattan."
    on Dec 22, 2009 By: Roger Mavity Source: Times Online

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