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.
This behaviour of Mrs Bridget greatly surprised Mrs Deborah; for this well-bred woman seldom opened her lips, either to her master or his sister, till she had first sounded their inclinations, with which her sentiments were always consonant.
When first sounded on the subject, he was so miserable, that they were almost hopeless.A second allusion, indeed, gave less pain.