footsteps sound flat

MarineMD

New Member
Hi, do I understand correctly that 'sound flat' means a dull sound in this sentence?

My footsteps sound flat and heavy, as if the grief I’m carrying has actual weight.
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Yes - they lack an echo and/or sharpness. The nuance of "flat" is "without spirit or enthusiasm".
     
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