->''"Kings' swords are big and shiny and magical and have jewels on and when you hold them up they catch the light, ''ting''."''
-->-- '''Corporal Carrot''', ''Discworld/GuardsGuards''

This is the sound made on television (most often cartoons) by things which are shiny or cast a glowing light. Any time you see a gleam or LensFlare, this is likely to occur, especially if the gleaming thing is someone's [[TwinkleSmile impeccable teeth]] or something very expensive. If the shiny thing is a weapon, this is AudibleSharpness. Everything else goes here.

Wiki/TheOtherWiki gives [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bling-bling an explanation and history of the term.]]

Intrinsic to both the TwinkleSmile and ATwinkleInTheSky. In fact, it lends that onomatopoeic "twinkle" to both those terms. See also PowerGlows and EverythingsBetterWithSparkles.


[[folder: Advertising ]]

* Advertisements for Orbit gum. Fabulous!
* This is actually where the term "bling" comes from. It came from a toothpaste commercial where they would sing the jingle and go "[[[WhatWereTheySellingAgain whatever brand name it was]]] gives you *bling*... confidence!" The "bling" part was the name given to the moment when the person would give a TwinkleSmile. Eventually, the term was used for anything considered shiny. Remember, AllThatGlitters, so the definition came to this natural conclusion.


[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime contains the most famous example: the Team Rocket trio's signature "ping" accompanied by [[ATwinkleInTheSky a star]] whenever they blast off.
* ''Anime/PrettyCure'' in all its forms abuses this mercilessly. The good girls win because they are ''shinier'' than the baddies.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' gets a special mention for the glowing body symbols.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', there's a special one for the Millennium Items, and the light ''always'' shines left-to-right, in the same way. The fans call it the "Millennium Trill".
* In ''[[Anime/{{K}} K: Missing Kings]]'', when Reisi and Saruhiko argue over whether or not to call the "masked Green Clansman" a [[GratuitousNinja ninja]] or not, their glasses do this.
* One notable example is in the Toonzai broadcast version of ''Manga/DragonBallKai'' where a couple explosions have glitter digitally edited to them, presumably to soften the blow. Of course, a glistening sound effect accompanies this.
* ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' likes to use this a lot, especially when they combine into Shoutmon X7.
* From ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Aikuro Mikisugi's "transformations" from [[ClarkKenting scruffy homeroom teacher]] to [[SexierAlterEgo sex bomb]] are nearly always accompanied by this sound effect.
* ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' uses this left, right, and center; every other [[SpecialAttack Cyber Key Power]] uses it, as well as many other moments.
* In Act 1 of ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', chimes accompany the BishieSparkle that Sailor Moon sees on a departing Tuxedo Mask.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* [[KryptoniteFactor Kryptonite]] in some Franchise/{{Superman}} media.


[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]

* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon:
** Disney/{{Cinderella}} as portrayed by the - doing all those transformations makes a lot of audible gleaming.
** [[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinkerbell]] - fairy/pixie dust creates an audible gleam.
** The Mayor in Disney's ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' is attracted to a shiny penny that gleams audibly.
** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', where Aladdin is first revealed as "Prince Ali" (in the musical number).


[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]

* The laser in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. Interestingly enough, the Bond franchise uses the sound for every single ruby-red laser after ''Goldfinger''!
* Scott's son in ''Film/TheSantaClause2: The Mrs. Claus'' gets one on his TwinkleSmile near the end of the film.
* The Great Conjunction in ''Film/TheDarkCrystal''.
* The head-peace of the Staff of Rah in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
* The Ghost of Christmas Past casts a whining light during her initial appearance in ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol''.
* ''Film/{{Tron}}''.
* ''Film/{{Twilight}}''. [[TheFilmOfTheBook The Movie]] features a ''delightfully'' sparkling Edward - now with super special sound effects!!!
* Baron Munchausen gets quite a few of these in his more youthful times.
* Rex O'Herlihan in ''Film/RustlersRhapsody''.
* The sunlight that kills Claudia and Madeleine in ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire''.
* Any time Olie the prison guard smiles at Karen in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle''.
* The crystal Jor-El uses to sentence General Zod and Co. to the Phantom Zone in ''Film/SupermanTheMovie''. Also, the one Clark discovers in the Kent farm.
* The first time the silver lighter is shown in ''Film/SuckerPunch'', as the owner flicks it open, it causes a SHHIIIINNNNGGGG sound that echoes throughout the whole facility.
* Made by Harry's GoldTooth TwinkleSmile in ''Film/HomeAlone''.
* The soundtrack does this during Wadsworth's recapitulation of the evening's events in ''Film/{{Clue}}'', to imitate Yvette [[TwinkleSmile smiling]]. (Even though she never actually smiled.)
* Janosz's Mag-Lite eyes in ''Film/GhostbustersII.'' Even then, the sound is unique--it sounds ''really'' freaky, and almost like an electric guitar in places.
* ''[=Amer=]'' is almost all sound-effects and no dialogue. In the middle section a beam of light is aimed at the protagonist via a motorcycle's mirror. Of course this is represented by sustained ringing to have an aural counterpart with the visual.
* In ''Film/ForbiddenLoveTheUnashamedStoriesOfLesbianLives'', the heart-shaped locket given to Laura from Meg does this, complete with cartoonish special effects.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Referenced in a number of Literature/{{Discworld}} books, including ''Discworld/MovingPictures''.
* The 2013 audiobook version of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' includes sound effects, and when Charlie discovers the last Golden Ticket, a dramatic ''shing'' sound follows the phrase "there came a brilliant flash of gold."


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* This was Lyle Waggoner's trademark, especially on ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow'' and ''Series/WonderWoman''.
* ''Series/WonderWoman'': Speaking of Wonder Woman, her transformation sequence added this effect due to being cheaper and easier to create than the previously used slow motion fade spin.
* The sunstones in the ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' films.
* Played for a RunningGag on the Canadian sketch comedy series ''Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce,'' referencing the very obviously bleached-white smile of then-Canadian Alliance party leader Stockwell Day. Every skit featuring Day would include at least one close-up shot of him showing off his TwinkleSmile, with the requisite "ting!" sound effect.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Max Capricorn's gold tooth does this in "Voyage of the Damned", prompting the Doctor to deliver the bemused line [[LampshadeHanging "It really does that?"]]
** Played straight in the episode "The Time of Angels," in which the beams of the [[strike:flashlights]] torches make noise as they're swept around.
* On an episode of ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' hosted by Tom Beregron, Tom mentions how lucky the channel was to pick him as a host, and produces a TwinkleSmile
* ''Series/MrBean'' has two occurrences. The first was the American Express Card in "The Return of Mr. Bean" and the second was the engagement ring in "Merry Christmas Mr. Bean".


[[folder: Music ]]

* A recognizable (though, naturally, gleamless) AudibleGleam shows up puzzlingly in of Montreal's "[[WordSaladTitle Triphallus, to Punctuate!]]": "Now that I'm not a virgin to you, you'll never walk...(bling)...alone!"
* Utilized in both the song and music video for Weird Al's ''Headline News''.
* In "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" by Music/TheBeatles, an AudibleGleam is heard when they mention the diamond ring Desmond buys for Molly.
* In ''Music/TheWall'' song ''Comfortably Numb'', when [[Music/PinkFloyd Roger Waters]] sings, "It's just a little pin prick", an gleam can be heard - followed not long after by "There'll be no more..." and a long scream.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The statues on the Triangle islands in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. And many more things.
** The Golden Bugs in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''.
* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', everything the Forerunner ever built, and everything the Covenant ever modified from them.
* [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Naaru.]] At first, it's beautiful. [[MostAnnoyingSound But if you sit long enough in Shattrath City...]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame Lego Batman]]'', Catwoman convinces Penguin and Killer Croc to rescue her from jail by holding a diamond up and creating an AudibleGleam that ''they can hear over a walkie-talkie''.
* The first ''VideoGame/{{Discworld}}'' game includes a quest in which you must take the sword that goes "doink" and make it go "ting" by finding a dwarven Blacksmith and getting him to tune it.
* One happens in ''VideoGame/Portal2'' when Chell [[spoiler:shoots a portal at the moon]].
* In the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games, used along with a flash of light when attacking with most legendary weapons, such as [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia the]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Falchion]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral the Twelve Crusaders' Holy Weapons]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe the Eight Generals' Divine Weapons]], and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones the Sacred Twins]].
* Shiny Franchise/{{Pokemon}} (Pokémon of a different color than usual) will appear accompanied by some shiny stars and the appropriate sound effects. Also, various moves, like Moonlight, will have shiny sound effects.
* The opening sequence of the Genesis/Megadrive game "M.U.S.H.A." has one of this most intense (and awesome) audible gleams ever. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD7wfBnNOBo Just listen to it!]]
* Happens in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' when you sharpen your weapon.
* In ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'', a deadly ringing red light chases Heather during the escape from the Haunted Mansion.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' features a blurred, "shiny" noise every time a spotlight lights the player up, reminding them to quickly seek cover to avoid being spotted.
* ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'' has this whenever the player picks up gold or uranium.

[[folder: Web Original ]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Parodied in the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE155ThemeSong theme song]]", where Strong Bad reads the sender's last name as "[[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud Sha-HEEN]]!", and an audible gleam appears [[RunningGag every time he says it]].
* Exaggerated in the video-in-a-video from ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'''s [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/325/Son-of-a-Bitch "Son of a Bitch".]]
* This was an actual side-effect to Ambrosia's mind-influencing pheremones in the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. Men who fell under the effect of her pheromones (women were immune) actually ''heard'' the AudibleGleam of Ambrosia's smile.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* WesternAnimation/TheMightyHercules particularly with his ring.
* ''ComicBook/RichieRich'', animated version
* A diamond in a treasure room tempts Plastic Man in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' by catching the light just so and gleaming audibly so he loses his resistance.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' (in ''Bender's Game''), when the Die of Power is cast, a chorus sings the number rolled.
* Parodied when Plankton says "Ting! Sparkle sparkle" as he holds up the (fake) golden spatula he's trying to tempt [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants SpongeBob]] with.
** Hilariously, the visual effects are perfectly synchronised to Plankton's words...despite the fact that he's looking at Spongebob at the time and can't possibly have seen them.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has used the same sound effect for this (the sun's gleam off of Dexter's exo-suit [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T72KE_pBO0#t=5m34s seen here]] in ''Dexter Dodgeball'') and for AudibleSharpness (the same gleam, off the Dexter Family Mecha's twin swords [[http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/dexter/index.html?episodeID=8a25c3920e60e820010e615665be053d right around the 20:00 mark]] in ''Last But Not Beast''). Of course, either example comes with copious LensFlare.
* Early episodes of the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers original Transformers series]] had this during the "scene-change" sequences; the gleam was eventually dropped. Furthermore, it's actually the same one heard in many of Creator/{{Filmation}}'s works (see example below).
* This was a recurring sound effect in many of Creator/{{Filmation}}'s productions. In fact, it's even featured in the first version of the company's Westinghouse-era (post-1983) logo.
* [[{{WesternAnimation/Freakazoid}} The Huntsman's]] shiny teeth make this noise during his BraggingThemeTune.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "Welcome to Republic City" a park-dwelling {{Hobo|s}} boasts of the attractiveness of his resident bush, which then {{Bishie Sparkle}}s with accompanying twinkle noise.
* Any time something "cool" shows up in ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', there will always be [[RuleOfThree three]] shots of different parts of it, each accompanied by a metallic ping noise. Bonus points for the fact that there's a DarkReprise of the sound effect, for when the "cool" thing is... [[TheAllegedCar not so cool]].


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* This trope led to a notable and wide-spread bit of slang. "Bling" describes anything shiny, via a verbal approximation of the sound shiny things notionally make.
* Considering it's just a highly focused beam of light, the noise an industrial laser makes might qualify.
* Fluorescent lights.
* [=CRT=] screens (the old, big [=TVs=]) whine when they show anything very bright. You normally can't hear it over the sound of whatever you're watching, though.
* This effect concluded the animation for an early Telepictures title sequence.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrophonic_hearing Electrophonic sound]] could potentially cause this.