Definition of foley in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊli


[as modifier]
  • Relating to or concerned with the addition of recorded sound effects after the shooting of a film: a foley artist
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    • 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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