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The sound you hear when somebody's had a big idea and there's no idea bulb
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The Idea Bulb is a visible indication to the audience that someone has had a bright idea.

Sometimes, though, the idea will be a sound notion, so we hear the Idea Ding.

It's a simple one-note Sting sound made on a xylophone or glockenspiel or something else that sounds light and metallic.

Often appears with its Sister Trope Idea Bulb. Also related to Audible Gleam.

The same sound is often used for Love at First Sight, but that's a different trope.

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Western Animation
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