Definition of footstep in English:

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footstep

Pronunciation: /ˈfo͝otˌstep/

noun

A step taken by a person in walking, especially as heard by another person.
Example sentences
  • The door opened and he heard the footsteps as Ben walked in and closed the door behind him.
  • I turned round after hearing some footsteps behind me and he was right in my face.
  • As she walked towards the town centre with a friend, she heard footsteps behind her.
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Syllabification: foot·step

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