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foley Line breaks: foley
Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊli/

Definition of foley in English:


[as modifier]
Relating to or concerned with the addition of recorded sound effects after the shooting of a film: a foley artist
More example sentences
  • Most of the foley work was recorded in the same rooms where the scenes were actually shot.
  • Dialogue was clear and the foley effects approached naturalism.
  • When you hear that sound in the movies, it is usually due to foley effects.


Named after the US film technician Jack Foley (1891–1967), the inventor of the process.

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