first sound

first sound

[′fərst ‚sau̇nd]
(cryogenics)
Ordinary sound in helium II, in which pressure and density variations are propagated; in contrast to second sound.
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No," she cried, on seeing him, and at the first sound of her voice the tears came into her eyes.
That the owner of this voice was a high god, Michael knew from the first sound of it.
Then the god spoke, and at the first sound of his voice, the hair rose on White Fang's neck and the growl rushed up in his throat.
At the very instant, at the first sound of his voice, to carry on the Virgilian metaphor, D'Artagnan's recruits, recognizing each his sovereign lord, discontinued their plank-fighting and trestle blows.
The first sound that told of life and movement revealed the mechanical movement of the clock.
A discreetly gentle knock at my door was the first sound that aroused me.
The sheriff's officer had run back at the first sound of the shot, to hasten the coming of the soldiers.
At the first sound of his torrent of words Colin had been so surprised that he had only sat up and listened as if he were spellbound.
Feeling something crack beneath our feet, hearing an appalling hiss through the open trap-door, a hiss like the first sound of a rocket!
As may be guessed, after such a scene it was long before I could close my eyes, and at the first sound which called the faithful to prayer, I put on my clothes and went to the mosque.
He raised his head from its musing position at the first sounds of her voice, and smiled faintly, and with an expression of anguish, as she proceeded; but when she had ended, and taken her seat near him, still keeping her eyes on his varying countenance, he took her hand into his own before he replied.
But those words, spoken close to the Saw-Horse, and being the first sounds he had ever heard, so startled the animal that he made a bound forward and tumbled Tip on one side and Jack on the other.