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British pronunciation/dˈa‍ʊnfɔːl/
American pronunciation/ˈdaʊnˌfɔɫ/
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the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)

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the cause or source of a person's ruin or failure

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a sudden decline in strength or number or importance

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The company's sinister dealings with corrupt officials led to their downfall.
The character's downfall and abasement in the play evoked a strong emotional response from the audience.
The villain's downfall in the story provides a perfect example of poetic justice, as their wicked actions catch up to them.
The king's conceit led to his downfall, as he underestimated the strength of his adversaries.
The film concluded with a satisfying sense of poetic justice, as the corrupt politician met his ultimate downfall.
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