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->'''''COMPOUND ELEVATED SKULL FRACTURE!'''''
-->-- ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' [[http://www.teamfortress.com/asmissmasstory/?p=11 A Smissmass Story]]

In comics and shows emulating comics, we'll see words which indicate the action taking place. "Bash!" and "Kick!", for example, just happen to sound a bit like the impacts they're describing. They are almost, but not quite {{Written Sound Effect}}s. Some authors will just bypass the whole "sounds like" thing and use ''words'' for the action in loud capital letters. "Glare!" "Leap!" "Flourish!" and even "Idea!"

This is the Unsound Effect. It's a humorous technique, although it is also seen in fight scenes ("Block!" "Slash!").

This is usually attributed to ''ComicBook/RichieRich'' in the original Creator/HarveyComics versions, which lasted from the 1950s to the 1980s. They included such effects as "BOUNCE!" for large rubber balls impacting a hard surface, and went on to "EXPAND!" when Richie utilized one of Prof. Keenbean's AppliedPhlebotinum devices meant to go from pocket-size miniature tool/vehicle/etc. to full-size.

It's worth noting that {{manga}} has [[LogicBomb different but similar]] conventions regarding onomatopoeia. Manga has much more than can be done with an Unsound Effect. Japanese writers will use sound effects to denote sounds, like heartbeats or door slams, but also to represent more abstract events like "smiling" ("niko niko"), "sudden realization" ("ha"), "the sound of silence" ("shiiiiiiin"), "the sound of staring" ("jiiiiiiiiii") or even "the sound of blushing" ("kaaaaa"). These are known as phenomimes when they describe external phenomena and psychomimes when they describe psychological states (both can be referred to in Japanese as ''gitaigo'', lit. "mimetic words", since they mimetize such cases). Some {{anime}}, generally the more surreal sort, turn these into actual sound effects, even if said sound effects are just the character saying the sound effect (like, for example, the character will actually say "jiiiiiiii" when staring at somebody).

And sometimes, the unsound effect isn't even written. A SuperDeformed version of the character in the margin, a mascot, an animal, or other living thing in the background will say or represent the character's feelings.

Related to EditorialSynaesthesia. See also VisibleSilence, the Unsound Effect for ''no'' sound; and SoundDefect for real sounds that go wrong. When this occurs ''in-universe'' it's SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud.


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!!''Examples!''

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* It is common practice for closed captioning to caption sound effects as well. There is a Windex ad in which the mother cleans a window with Windex to let the sun shine in and wake up her kids. The kids rush out while the mother smirks -- because it's Saturday. Her smirk is captioned as "''(mother smirks)''".
** Why would you even need to caption that? You can ''see'' it.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/MariaHolic'' is brimful with them.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/one_piece/v20/c181/15.html this page]] during the Alabasta arc, the camel in the last panel gets, appropriately, ''CAMEL!!''
* The "Kaa" onomatopoeia is seldom used for a blinding sunlight in manga. The same sound effect is also used for {{Luminescent Blush}}es.
* ''TowerOfGod'': Slide, put, open, stab.
* The ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' manga does this a lot. Of course, this is probably due to the translators being very faithful to the original; during a silent scene you'll see the giant "shiiiin" kana with tiny English "the sound of silence" written underneath.
** There's also a rather humorous "UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}}" sound effect when Anya first sees Yue and Nodoka.
** When Negi goes all out the {{Kanji}} for "Destruction" appears when he hits someone.
** Sometimes even the characters seem to hear those unsounds
--> (Tohsaka hurts [[MadeASlave enslaved girls]] with {{ShockCollar}}s))\\
'''Kotarou:''' [[CurseCutShort You son of a...]]\\
[[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent (Negi in the background)]] [[ThisIsUnforgivable *Snap*]]\\
'''Kotarou:''' Snap?
** Having a sound for silence can actually be done quite seriously. In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' episode entitled "Silence", a prominent scene combines a "shiiiin" noise with MutedSoundtrack, to great effect. (Along with ForDoomTheBellTolls, and OminousLatinChanting, and RedFilterOfDoom, because ''Manga/DeathNote'' is melodramatic [[MundaneMadeAwesome even when it's not given a decent excuse to be]].)
* The anime versions of ''PaniPoniDash'', ''Manga/LuckyStar'', ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', ''DD FistOfTheNorthStar'', ''LightNovel/OokamiSan'' and ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' have all used "staring" ("jiiiiiiiiii") as a vocalised sound effect, in ''[[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei SZS's]]'' case as a RunningGag.
** Russia does this too in one episode of the anime of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' - as in, he actually says "jiiiiiii..." while staring at someone. A second later, he does it again, only louder. The other character looks severely uncomfortable by this point.
** Also in ''[[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei SZS]]'', when TheVoiceless Meru types [[{{Troll}} abusive messages]] with her cell phone, we hear the sound "Meru Meru".
** The later seasons of ''[[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei SZS]]'' have ''all'' of the sound effects [[WrittenSoundEffect written on screen]] and read out loud with a humorously monotone, bored-sounding voice.
** ''Manga/LuckyStar'' also has "ira-ira" appear as Kagami gets progressively more irritated with Tsukasa's attempts at texting.
*** Tsukasa goes into lala-land about something, and she actually makes the sound "kira-kira" while her eyes twinkle. (This might even have been preserved in the English dub, with "twinkle-twinkle".)
*** In the dub, Kagami starts reading a new manga that Konata had just handed to her, getting more and more drawn in as she reads on. Konata just stands there, waiting for a reaction, all while saying "Staaaaaaaaaaaaare~". It even intensifies as she "Staaaaaaaaaaaare~'s" in a higher octave.
* Manga publisher Tokyopop used to do this, with some such sounds including "Stand", "Glare" and "Turn".
** Probably one of the funnier ones was "Cadillac!" in ''DuklyonClampSchoolDefenders''.
* The manga ''MPDPsycho'' employs this trope in both humorous and straight forms, for instance, when Amamiya's glasses gleam with light, the other characters swear they can hear the "shing" noise that results. An example of the serious form of the trope in action is the "dokun" or "kadoom" noise that indicates Amamiya's personality changing.
* A burn victim in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' had a speech balloon reading "mouthing words" or something to that effect, having been too injured to say anything discernible.
* From ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', we also have the inestimable: ''COINCIDENCE!''
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', with [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger "POINT"]].
* One translation of the {{hentai}} doujin ''Blue Eyes'' featured such sound effects as "ORGASM!", "CLIMAX!", and possibly funniest of all of all, "KA-FUCK!"
* In the space of two pages in the first chapter of ''Manga/PandoraHearts'', we have "GRAB," "FIDGET," "SURPRISE," and of course, "THREATENING ATMOSPHERE."
* ''OtomeKikanGretel'' has a rather freaked out Yuu with the effect "[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/otome_kikan_gretel/v01/c002/24.html startle]]." (next to, of course, someone who [[SayItWithHearts talks with hearts]]
** The very next page has [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/otome_kikan_gretel/v01/c002/26.html "Confused" and "Realization" on the same panel, then "The Culprit" immediately after]]
* ''Manga/ChisSweetHome'' uses a number of these, including things like [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/chii_s_sweet_home/v02/c032/7.html "dejected"]] and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/chii_s_sweet_home/v02/c033/9.html "loom."]]
* When the author of ''{{Kaiji}}'' discovered there wasn't an onomatopoeia for dramatic tension, he invented his own: ZAWA.
** He also uses this same sound in his other works, like ''{{Akagi}}'' and ''GamblingEmperorLegendZero''.
* Manga such as ''Manga/YuGiOh'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', and ''ShamanKing'' often throw "DOOM" on dramatic panels. Even more dramatic panels might get "[[DoomyDoomsOfDoom DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM]]".
* In ''DoctorSlump'', GenkiGirl Arale's greetings are so loud and boisterous that the sound effect for it ("KON'CHWA!" - more often contracted to "N'CHA!" - , approximately, due to a VerbalTic) easily dwarfs her and knocks the people she greets off their feet. The aliens attempt to weaponize this power, but fail every time.
* Fai of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' starts saying "Fiuuu" instead of whistling, for which [[LampshadeHanging Kurogane mocks him]]. [[spoiler: It later [[{{Subverted|Trope}} turns out]] that he did that because his whistling has magical powers, though.]]
* In ''TheMikosWordsAndTheWitchesIncantations'', [[spoiler:the [[GodInHumanForm Mountain]] God]] offers Isuzu some sweet rice balls with a "Proffer!".
* The presence of a BattleAura or similar mind state (even an unshown one) is often accompanied with a "go go go ..." ("ゴ ゴ ゴ ...").
* As demonstrated by the above examples, manga has sound effects for everything. There's even a sound effect to indicate silence.
** Shi--in
* One episode of ''Manga/SoulEater'' parodies this trope. A fistfight between two gangs features such GratuitousEnglish {{Unsound Effect}}s as 'AH!', 'YEAH!' 'NICE!', 'PENCIL!' and 'AMERICA!'.
* In ''Manga/AreaNoKishi'' when [[HandsomeLech Kouta]] gets especially irritated with his teammate [[{{Jerkass}} Nishijima]], a "Glare" sound effect is displayed in the panel.
* [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Rika's]] catchphrase - "Ni-pah!"
* ''Manga/BabySteps'': After his [[NaiveNewcomer first grueling day]] of tennis training, protagonist E-chan's inability to stand up from his desk was denoted by "shivering" sound effects.
* The ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' manga is ''lousy'' with the "Boot" onomatopoeia for whenever someone gets punted into the sky by a [[MegatonPunch Megaton Kick]]. Ironically enough, NONE of the characters in the series, with the exception of Ryoga, ''ever'' wear boots.
** We also got LOOOOOOOOM for bad guys looking {{Badass}} followed by a much smaller [-LOOOOM-] for the good guys trying to but not managing it.
* ''ALollipopOrABullet'' features a non-humorous in-universe example when [[NewTransferStudent newly-arrived]] strange girl Umino Masachika introduces herself to the class:
--> '''Masachika:''' Then please treat me well.
--> '''Masachika:''' Bow.
--> '''Nonplussed Student:''' She actually said "Bow"!
* By the fourth episode of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', the sound effects have branched out into unusual territory. It just escalates from there on.
-->"Nice Dunk!"\\
"Muffin Top"\\
"Pants On!"\\
"Red Carpet"\\
"SEEEEEEAAAAA WAAAAAAATTTTERRRRRR"\\
"Pissed Off!"\\
"GOD DAMM!"\\
"Fuck You!"
** A crowning example occurs in Episode 11: Panty is channel-surfing, and while we can't see the TV, we can see the {{Written Sound Effect}}s that each channel produces. The first channel goes "Blah Blah Blah," the second channel goes "Yak Yak Yak," and the third channel (clearly porn by the sound) goes "A Cock Sucker."
* During an undersea episode early in the ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' anime, Keroro's platoon accidentally fire several torpedos at a city on the bottom of the sea. He hopes they all miss, but...they all hit. All of them. Direct hits too. The platoon's reaction can only be described as "Atmosphere of [[OhCrap Oh Shit]]".
** In one chapter of the manga, Kululu decides to shake his team-mates out of a streak of complacency by brain-washing their friends and forcing them to fight. Fuyuki offers to face Keroro in a riddle contest instead, to which Keroro responds "Alright, but I should warn you, Master Fuyuki, I filibuster all riddles!" As the other members of the Keroro Platoon do battle, you can see little word balloons with the words "Riddle!" and "Filibuster!" [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]].
*** Earlier in that same chapter Keroro threatens to eject Kululu from the platoon for the trouble he'd already been causing, accompanied with a "Decisive action!"
** In one episode of the anime's dub, [[GagSub Mr. Caption]] translated the on-screen sound effect for someone making a fist as "fisting"--which is the literal meaning of that word, but "fist" is rarely used as a verb anymore because the [[AssShove the other meaning]].
* The ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' manga has "'''DREAMY!'''".
** At least one scanlator translated the sound made by Tobi teleporting to some place as "appear".
** Deidara's explosions are always preceded by '''Yeeaagh!''' in the English manga. This lends itself to a {{Woolseyism}} when some of his bombs land near Tobi:
-->'''Tobi''': Time out, partner! Don't '''Yeeaagh''' yet!
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' once had Kenichi outlining to a bunch of delinquents exactly why being a delinquent was a bad lifestyle choice, punctuated with the words "SOUND ARGUMENT!" dramatically appearing at the end of his speech.
* Misaki's "INDIRECT KISS!" in ''Manga/JunjouRomantica''
* The everpresent "WOW~!" used to punctuate fanservice in ''Manga/FairyTail''.
* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' features the unsound effect '''GASCOIGNE!'''
* One {{scanlation}} of the ''YumekuiMerry'' manga uses "[[foldercontrol]]

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'''CRUNCH!'''" in a dream-world sequence where the moon appears to be shattered.
* HououGakuenMisoragumi has sounds effects such as [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/houou_gakuen_misoragumi/v01/c001/15.html 'gets up']] and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/houou_gakuen_misoragumi/v01/c002/17.html 'barf']]
* ''SumomoMoMomoMo'' also, at one point, uses the aforementioned [[UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}} Petta~n]] sound effect for both Momoka and Iroha, for good reason.
* [[Manga/{{Yuruyuri}} Akkariiin!]], the sound of someone turning invisible from sheer lack of presence.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' once applied the sound effect "GUN!" to Goku ''breaking'' someone's gun.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''AcmeNoveltyLibrary'' by ChrisWare, author of ''JimmyCorriganTheSmartestKidOnEarth'', takes this trope to a new level by featuring a panel that says "Onomatopoeia: front door opening"
* In ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', at least one X-Babies encounter ("Mojo Mayhem") has gone this way (with arguing murmurs written as "argue" or "debate" or "mutter" and the like.)
** Creator/ChrisClaremont (as noted above, since he wrote the X-Babies storyline) tended to use this device, especially toward the end of his stint on Uncanny X-Men. In one issue we see an angry mob in the distance, and as they approach their angry murmuring is expressed as unsounds expressing their intent to do horrible things to the object of their wrath, such as "murder," "mutilate," "bludgeon", and "sue."
** In one issue by Claremont, Jubilee is served some ForeignQueasine and reacts with "That's it, that's it, that's IT!", followed by a speech bubble simply saying "hate, scream, cry, rage, rant, gripe, shriek!"
* Averted in an issue of the ''[[TheMightyThor Thor]]'' comic book, where the Hulk hits Thor with an entire freight train (complete with attached cars). The editor's note on the page confesses that there's no onomatopoeia there because nothing they could think of would do the scene justice.
** The same thing happened when [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the Thing]] punched Sandman into his component particles while both were underwater.
* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'', illustrating the reality of a six-man utility crew - one guy digging a hole (accompanied by the sound effect "dig") while the other five are in various states of leisure (accompanied by "eat", "siiiip", "snooze", "hang out", and "read").
** Another comic features a massive five-way collision accompanied by "HORRENDOUS UNSPELLABLE SOUND EFFECT!"
** Wally Wood once told a detective story entirely in pictures and exaggerated sound effects (with a couple of unsounds). All the murder victims produced the same sequence of AAAARGH!..THUD...BOUNCE BOUNCE and, in the first case the guy who had been shot rounded off with a quiet BLEED BLEED. The detective was quite mystified by the screams until he realized that the killer was [[spoiler:one Joe Aaaargh, alias Joe Eeeech, alias Joe Uuuuugh.]]
** The Don Martin strips were famous for featuring bizarre sound effects like "wugga wugga!", "zit, zit, swizap!" or simply "fump!".
** Don Martin's ComicBook/CaptainKlutz goes after a mad bomber in one story, with explosion sound effects "POWM", "BROON", "PLOOM", "FLOON", "FAKKAK", "KASH-SPLINTER", "FAGLOOM", and finally "reader's note: write in your own terrifying sound effect here."
* The ''New Yorker'' had a cartoon by Roz Chast called "No Action Comics." It had sound effects like "MULL! MULL!" and "WORRY! WORRY!"
** Similarly, ''Series/TheDailyShow'' featured a comic mocking GeorgeWBush with sound effects such as "STALL!".
* TinyTitans gives us some like [[ItMakesSenseInContext CHAIR!]] and [[ItMakesSenseInContext TIE!]]
* Frequently used in ''TwistedToyfareTheatre''. Examples include {{Spider-Man}} running across some assorted Beanie Baby animals. Some go "moo moo", some go "oink oink" and some go "kangaroo sound kangaroo sound". And when he gets them to stampede, it's "angry moo, angry moo" and "angry kangaroo sound, angry kangaroo sound".
** A much, much later strip features Creator/ChristianBale interrupting the Manly Men of Action's dancing with the sound effect of "record screeching to a halt!" Creator/DolphLundgren then displays his musical talent by playing a drum solo; the sound effect is "Drum Solo!"
* German comic artist ''Ralf König'' is good at this. he rather describes the mood of scenes with his unsounds. One scene shows a guy laying in bed, hearing "sounds" like "cooking coffee" and "doorclap".
* ''TheTick'' is also fond of this, with the best being "CONTEMPLATE!"
** In the first issue, The Tick and Clark Oppenheimer are fighting in a subway tunnel, when a train hits them, making the following noises: *BANG* *CRASH* *REALLY LOUD NOISE!*
** *TUSSLE*
** At one point the Tick disarms the Red Scare of his hammer and sickle with "Take!" sound effects.
* The first volume of AtomicRobo features a good one:
--> Helsingard Soldier: "Hey, this looks like a--"
--> Sound Effect: "DOOR!"
* Amerimanga ''ComicBook/NinjaHighSchool'' has used literal sound effects from the beginning of its run. They do sort of mirror manga's onomonepetic effects, but Ben Dunn has admitted he got the idea from ''Richie Rich''.
** One example: a character lifts a huge tree out of the ground, to the sound of '''*UPROOT*'''
** The {{Time Travel}}ing schoolteacher whisks a cloth away from her time machine: '''''REVEAL!''''' Also, two girls ponder a question with the effects: THINK THINK THINK THINK.
* The ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' comic has a {{mook}} cry out in pain: ''"MMORPG!!"''
* ''De Familie Fortuin'', a Dutch comic about the titular white trash family, has used such sound effects as '''*ENORMOUS EXPLOSION! FLYING BODY PARTS! BLEEDING GUMS! [[RuleOfCool COOL MAN]]!*''' and '''*EXPLODING SCHOOL WITH EVERYONE INSIDE*'''.
* ''Dinosaurs for Hire'' featured Archie the ''T.rex'' dusting himself off ("dust, dust") and Reese the ''Stegosaurus'' adjusting his eyepatch ("adjust").
* Another Dutch comic, ''De Generaal'' had one when the eponymous general is dropped with tank and all from a hot air balloon (don't ask): '''*SMASH OF GIGANTIC PROPORTIONS!*'''
* A series of Disney albums had Goofy playing different historical persons. In the Beethoven story '''all''' sound words were composer names. Knocking on a door sounded like BACH BACH, knocking over a pile of stuff produced a loud BRAHMS and so on.
* Speaking of Disney, a ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic in ''DisneyAdventures'' had some offstage action indicated with words like "BLUDGEON" and "ASPHYXIATE." {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by onlookers.
* Unsound effects were used a lot in Erika Fuchs's German Disney translations (one of her more creative ones was where "censored" was replaced by "Einziger Aufschrei der erregten Massen" (single outcry of the excited masses"). German-speakers brought up on Fuchs' Donald Duck comics will sometimes use such unsound effects like "grübel, grübel" (ponder, ponder), and at conventions of the D. O. N. A. L. D. (Deutsche Organisation Nichtkommerzieller Anhänger des lauteren Donaldismus = German Organisation of Non-Commercial Adherents of Pure Donaldism) they customarily applaud by chanting "klatsch, klatsch, klatsch!" (clap, clap, clap!).
* [[http://misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/stupidcomics109.html BOWL!]] (Note that it's not the sound of bowling; it's the sound of some guy going to a bowling alley. Yeah.) Also, [[http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/stupidcomics103.html DREAM! MAGIC!]]
* ''TheIncredibleHercules'' no longer even ''tries'' to have standard sound effects. Instead, the sound of an impressive punch to the face is ''WHATAMANNN'', a dragon's firebreath goes ''[[Literature/TheHobbit SMAAAAAAAAAUG]]'' and an attack aimed squarely at the opponent's nipples is represented with a bright purple ''NURP''.
** Arguably the best sound effect ever: Hercules smashing a wall while impersonating Thor: GODDATHUNDAA!
** Hercules punching Thor in the face in mid-sentence: SUKKAPUNCH!
** The sequel miniseries, ''Prince of Power'', carries on the grand tradition with getting chucked into a table being IKKKEA!, among others.
* Archie's ''Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics had unsound effects in the early days before they went down the toilet. Two that stand out are "RABOOM" and "ROBOOMNIK". Guess who was getting blown up on those occasions.
* ''ScottPilgrim'' has a number of these, including "GLARE", "FLING", the rather puffy and cute "POUT", and "BOSS FIGHT."
** The [[ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld live-action movie]] has these, too, like "HOP".
* Brandon Graham's ''King City'' has "TOAST" as a sound effect for when some bread pops out of a toaster.
* In ''ComicBook/TheGoon'', rather than show all the gruesome details of Frankie's signature "attack," it's just presented as a black panel with "[[EyeScream KNIFE TO THE EYE!]]" written in big white letters.
* ''Hate'' does this a lot.
* ''ScudTheDisposableAssassin'' uses such sound effects as "KICK UP!" (Scud kicking a Mook's laser cannon out of the way) and "GROSS!" (A character getting his head graphically blown apart)
* The ''ComicBook/SuperMarioAdventures'' series does this fairly frequently, with onomatopoeia such as "PEEP", "LEER", "DASH", "LOOOM", "SKEDADDLE" and "TIPPITY-TOE"
* A ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' comic decided to represent the sound of Buffy and Dracula crashing to the ground from a tower in a shower of broken glass as "Land!"
* At least one Matt Howarth comic used the effect "REALLY LOUD SOUND BUT YOU CAN'T HEAR IT" repeated over and over in the background of a panel for some kind of [[RealityWarper reality warping]] effect.
* Whenever superspeedster the Blur uses his powers in ''Grounded'', the sound effect is "Sonic ''BOOM''!"
* The Impaler, the cool-as-hell stake gun from the French graphic novel series ''Requiem: Vampire Knight'', goes "TEPES!" when it's fired.
* Brazilian comic ''MonicasGang'' has a huge slew of onomatopoeia, but a few enter this trope, such as "COICE" (Portuguese for horse kick) and "HOPPITY" (to which a character asks "[[NoFourthWall what kind of onomatopoeia is that?]]").
* In ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', "The Cowboy Captain of the Cutty Sark", our intrepid hero experiences the Krakatoa explosion firsthand (he did, however, stuff his ears full of cotton, which somehow worked). We are treated to a beautiful rendition of the explosion, but the sound-bubble only contains an asterisk. A note from the editor points out:
-->In consideration of the fact that on August 27, 1883, the island of Krakatoa exploded with a force equivalent to 10,000 hydrogen bombs and produced the loudest noise in history, we deemed it wise to delete the sound effect to preserve the sanity (and ears) of our readers.
* The WallaceAndGromit comic ''Anoraknophobia'' had sound effects including "LOUD CLICK" and "DEEP GLOOM AND CONCERN".
* Pure example: In an old Harvey Comic, a character gets a plunger to the face with a "BWOP!" sound effect - he pulls it off with an "UNBWOP!" sound effect.
* IDW's ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' comics use this a lot, especially in issues written by Katie Cook.
** Issue 1 features Rainbow Dash following up a "KICK!" with a "BETTER KICK!" while fighting some changelings.
** The "Neigh Anything" arc features "Insert Bowling Pin Sound Effect HERE!" (during Shining Armor's attempts to sabotage Buck Withers) and "Bonding!" (between Cadance and a young Twilight Sparkle).
** Issue 2 of the micro-series contains sounds effects like "FAIL!", "FACE!" and [[FandomNod "BROHOOF!"]].
** Issue 6 of the micro-series features "NET SOUND!"
%% * The gun that went "BANG! EMPT! EMPT! EMPT!" (Still needs source.)
* "Spewn", a parody of Spawn published by Image, featured a fight between Spewn and the Violator expy with the sound effects "TITTER", "POKE", "BUSTLE", and "FRESHLY SQUEEZED", this last one eliciting some confusion from the combatants, who aren't sure what caused it.
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* From ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': '''UN-BOINK!''' [[note]] The [[MesACrowd Duplicator]] being reversed[[/note]]
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[[folder:Film]]
* Subtitles for the hearing impaired can come off a bit like this when done badly. There's no better mood killer in the middle of a romantic moment than seeing *dramatic music intensifies* pop up on screen.
* In ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', this is lampshaded during a meeting with the governor. After it's announced that Rock Ridge had been bombed, the Governor shouts "We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harumph! Harumph! Harumph!" Everyone else says Harumph along with him, with one notable exception. "I didn't get a 'harumph' out of that guy."
* ''ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' includes this as abundantly as it was in the comic book.
* In the movie ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', Gru [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud actually says "Lightbulb" whenever he gets an idea]].
** "[[CallingYourAttacks Freeze ray]]!"
*** [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'' when Lucy tells him he should announce his weapons ''after'' he fires them, "for example, [[HiddenWeapons Lipstick Taser!]]"
* Creator/SimonPegg's character in ''Film/HotFuzz'' says "idea" when, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin coming up with an idea]]. Thanks to the numerous cop show references there are a number of instances of characters SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud.
* Tex Richman, the BigBad of ''Film/TheMuppets'', has NoSenseOfHumor, so instead of actually laughing maniacally he just mutters the phrase "[[UnEvilLaugh Maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh]]".
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** Gaspode, a talking dog ''says'' 'woof'. Due to a near-universal WeirdnessCensor, this mostly just makes people look at him funny.
** And there's a recurring theme in Discworld of words for the sounds that things would make if they did make a sound except that they don't. These are usually associated with reflected light, and for some reason usually begin with "gl." "Glint," "gleam," and "glisten" are given as examples.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The "Bicycle Repairman" sketch from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has intertitle cards with effects like: "Screw!", "Bend!", "Inflate!", and "Alter Saddle!"
* The 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV series had sound effects in every fight scene, and always slipped a few unsounds in as well (e.g. "Sock!" or "Ouch!").
** ''TheMonkees'' parody this in one episode with a fight that has words like Rumble! Plink! Plank! Plunk! Miss! Foo! Bing! Bong! Bang! Splat! Kretch! Plop! Splinter! on the screen. (At the word Kretch, Peter Tork stops fighting, [[BreakingTheFourthWall looks into the camera]], and says, "Kretch???" before they agree to stop fighting and start breaking furniture.)
** ''Series/TheAvengers'' also parodies this in "The Winged Avenger". At the end of the episode, Steed fights the villain by hitting him with poster-sized mockups of comic book panels, each containing a word like "Pow!" and "Splat!" Meanwhile, "Batman"-like music is playing in the background.
* When a piece of viewer mail on ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'' asked what kind of sound effect they would want to have if they were in a comic, Kevin Pereira admitted he would want the word "SKANK!" to pop up when he slapped someone in the face.
* ''TheMuppetShow'' did a sketch entirely in action and spoken sound/unsound words. It started with a creature (possibly played by Animal) trudging through the wilderness while muttering "trudge trudge trudge" until it got interrupted by something flying past with a loud "FLY! FLY!" which made it stop and go "ponder... ponder... ponder..." as it, well, pondered the strange event. After this had happened a couple of times the wanderer lost its patience and went "fret foam" as it picked up a heavy stick, and the next time the flyer passed it got stopped by a massive SMASH SMASH!
* On ''TheTonightShow'', Conan O'Brien visits a Foley stage and makes his own sound effects, including a shout of "Throw baby!" when a character throws a baby.
* While the well-loved "Sound Effects" game in ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' tends to slip into SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud instead, a recent session in ''Series/DrewCareysImprovAGanza'' flies straight into this trope when one audience member, faced with voicing over ''flexing biceps'', actually goes "Magnificent!" and "Powerful!" for each arm. [[Funny/DrewCareysImprovAGanza And flexing buttcheeks go "Beyonce!" for some reason.]]
** During one game of "Props", Wayne had to somehow mime being a lamp that was turned on. So he just simply said "ON!" loudly.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/PDQBach's ''Good King Kong Looked Out'' has a choir ''[[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud singing]]'' an Unsound Effect - "hear", in this case - because seriously, what onomatopoeia could possibly used?
* In ''StanFreberg Presents The United States of America'', Christopher Columbus' crew indicate their displeasure with a chant of "rumble rumble rumble, mutiny mutiny mutiny". This has achieved a MemeticMutation status, and Tyne Daly mentioning the phrase to Freberg got her a role in the sequel to the program.
* On the [[TheWho Who]] song "A Quick One While He's Away," the band had originally planned to have a cello accompaniment in one section. But the money ran out, so the band just sang "cello cello cello cello" in the background over and over.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* One ''BloomCounty'' featured the wonderfully memorable "[[/folder]]

[[folder: unprovoked ]]
'''''KICK!'''''"
* A ''CalvinAndHobbes'' strip has Calvin walking around in galoshes that go "galosh galosh galosh".
** In a school strip, Susie asks Calvin to name the old capital of Poland, and hears him mutter, "KRAKOW! KRAKOW!" which happens to be the right answer but is really a sound effect from his ImagineSpot about Spaceman Spiff fighting aliens.
** Yet another involves Calvin asking Hobbes to go spelunking. When Hobbes points out that there are no caves nearby, Calvin takes him to a lake and they proceed to drop rocks into the water... which make a "spelunk" sound effect.
* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' has had some very strange sound effects such as "[[http://joshreads.com/?p=1030 sqlud]]" for Dick getting hit in the face, "[[http://joshreads.com/?p=893 qwink]]" for a machine powering down, and "[[http://joshreads.com/?p=880 qlunq]]" for a briefcase hitting Dick in the head.
** "Qlunq" is particularly odd, as it could have been written simply as "clunk", which ''is'' a real word.
* ''ForBetterOrForWorse'' is in love with this trope--partly because every other Sunday strip is mostly silent, save for the Unsound Effects flying all over the place. One panel where the family dog was eating something was accompanied by '''*gobble snarf eat*'''.
** Another, dealing with Elly's frustrations with a fax/copier, had UNPLUG, although the design of the balloon made it ambiguous whether that was a sound effect or Elly loudly vocalizing the action as a form of venting.
* One ''FoxTrot'' strip used '''*crank crank crank*''' and '''*uncrank uncrank uncrank*''' for the sound of someone turning up, then turning down, a thermostat.
* There is a ''{{Garfield}}'' comic where Garfield is unscrewing a saltshaker with the sound effect '''*unscrew*''' hanging in midair. It's unclear how that sounds any different from just plain ol' screwing.
** Pictured [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/garfieldhammer.png here]] is the sound effect '''hammer''', which is what Jon is using on [[OverlyLongGag a really long nail]].
** A really early strip showed Jon dialing on a rotary telephone, the sounds of him operating the rotary mechanism were '''*dial dial dial*'''.
* In an early (1950s-era) ''{{Peanuts}}'' strip, Charlie Brown is perplexed when Lucy tosses a pebble into a pond with a "ker-SPLASH!", and Linus jumps into a pile of leaves with a "ker-LEAF!".
** There was also one about how Snoopy doesn't like to be scratched on the head; he prefers to be "skritched." Sure enough, when Schroeder works his fingers on Snoopy's head, the sound is "Skritch skritch skritch."
** Another strip has Linus telling Charlie Brown that it's "soppping wet" outside. Charlie Brown remarks "I think you mean sopping wet", followed by Snoopy walking in accompanied by sound effects of "SOPPP SOPPP SOPPP".
** In yet another strip, one of Snoopy's bird friends goes, "Gripe gripe gripe, complain complain complain, crab crab crab," after which Snoopy wonders, "If he doesn't like it, why does he go there every year?"
* Pens in the ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' world make "write write write" and "scribble scribble scribble" sounds when used. The creator, Stefan Pastis, admits to this bit of creative license in the book commentaries.
** At least in the early days of the strip, there would also be "sound" effects such as "run run run run" and "hurl!"
* ''Webcomic/RipHaywire'', an AffectionateParody of action-adventure strips, constantly creates new sound effects by putting "KA-" before selected nouns, verbs, or adjectives (and possibly adverbs).
* ''TheWizardOfId'' is fond of this trope, using such sound effects as "Deliberate deliberate deliberate" for a jury.
** Or (from the underground press) "Print print print".
* A ''{{Zits}}'' strip showed Jeremy taking a test, with the Unsound Effect "Essay! Essay! Essay! Essay! Essay!"
** At one point he was also seen using a computer, with the UE "double-click"
** In yet another strip Jeremy walked down to breakfast and sucked it all up with a loud "INHALE!"
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldandSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'', you have to help a Kimono Girl whose sandals are frozen to the ground in the [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Ice Cave]]. You do this by shoving her. The sound effect shown in the text box for this? "'''Shove!'''"
* ''VideoGame/NanacaCrash'' has "DEATH?" when you hit one of the guys, as well as "SLOW DOWN" and "STOP!" and others, though those might just be describing what happened to you rather than being actual sound effects.
* The instruction manual for the PS2 game ''FlowerSunAndRain'' includes screenshots accompanied by ordinary sound effect words, until one image gets the effect "KATHARINE!"
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''--Eating food on the Phantom train results in the following message in a text box: "*gobble* *snarf* *snap* HP/MP restored, and status ailments like Poison cured!"
* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', scoring a CriticalHit on an enemy causes [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin CRITICAL HIT!!!]] to appear over his head. These are ''only'' visible to the player responsible.
** Subsequent updates have added "MINI CRIT" (from the Jarate and Buff Banner), "MISS" (from [[CaffeineBulletTime Bonk]]), and "YIKES!" (being scared by the ghost in the Halloween event map.
** When wearing the Tin Soldier costume, the Soldier will act like a robot. This includes going "beep boop" when firing his weapon, or sometimes just saying the phrase "Robot noises!"
** [[http://www.teamfortress.com/war/saxtonhale/ This]] Saxton Hale comic has soundeffects that include "BRAVE JUMP" and "FLAWLESS ROLL"
** [[http://www.teamfortress.com/macupdate/comic/ The Mac Update]] features '''''PROPERTY DAMAGE!'''''
*** And '''''BRAVE PRESS''''' and '''''A BOLD NEW PLAN!'''''. Saxton Hale uses this trope a lot.
**** If Saxton Hale says that "PROPERTY DAMAGE" is a sound effect, it IS a sound effect. If you want to question this fact, Saxton Hale will gladly demonstrate.
*** '''''[[http://www.teamfortress.com/bidwells_big_plan/ NEMESIS KICK!]]'''''
*** Not even Saxton's ancestor Barnabus is immune to this. '''''[[http://www.teamfortress.com/loosecanon/04.html COUGAR!]]'''''
*** The Smissmass Update also brings us '''COMPOUND ELEVATED SKULL FRACTURE'''. [[RunningGag With a Saxton Hale figurine.]]
*** UNDISGUISED! and EXPLOSIPUNCH! in A Fate Worse than Chess.
** [[http://www.teamfortress.com/shadowboxers/#f=17 NON-ROBOTIC SHUFFLING SOUND!]]
** "Robotic Boogaloo" offers '''*TIME-TRAVEL SOUND*''' and '''*TIME-TRAVEL SOUND AGAIN*'''.
** Taken to [[UpToEleven utterly ridiculous levels]] in [[http://www.teamfortress.com/tf02_unhappy_returns/#f=5 Unhappy Returns]] with these:
--> JAW SOCK! SHIRT STRANGLE! PANTHER DESTROY! KILL PUNCH! FACE SMOTHER! SKULL BLUDGEON!
** '''BORING MORAL CHOICE!'''
* Any Valve game since ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' has this in the closed captions. Includes things like "*pain!*", "*laughter*", "[Crowbar Thwap!]", "[Bullet--Near Miss!]", "[Engine starting in water]", "[Headcrab Burning]", and of course, "[Beep-beep-beeeeeeeeep.] User Fatality.". Portal brings us "Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee[bzzt]", "[Peppy Music]" and "[Calming Wind]".
* The planting of a Doom-Shroom in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' is immediately followed by an explosive "[[DoomyDoomsOfDoom DOOM]]!"
* In ''VideoGame/ReturnToZork,'' the first hint that [[BalefulPolymorph a duck is really a transformed wizard]] is the fact that it actually says "quack quack" in a human voice.
* VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou: Bling!
* A cheat in ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII'', in reference to WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad (see just below), causes an effect that when a unit dies, the name of its killer pops up above it, followed by "-ed". So units can get "Musketeer'ed!", "Imperial Rocket'ed!", or, in one campaign level, "Fixed Gun Ruins'ed!".
* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', when a bomb explodes (or when Mario destroys a castle), "BOMB!" appears.
* An April Fool's joke for ''CityOfHeroes'' was that all in-game sounds would be replaced with onomatopoeia, including for [[MemeticMutation energy-based attacks]] [[TurnSignalsOnALandraider FREEM!!!]]
* ''{{Persona 3}}'' has "GLARE" appear occasionally.
* In ''BrutalLegend'', there is a scene where Ophelia stabs a Druid. SHANK!
* ''FreedomForce'', as a homage to the SilverAge, features this in spades. ''Every'' attack has an Unsound Effect.
* In fanworks based on ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', the "ZUN!" unsound effect is popular. It's often used for dramatic or shocking moments. It's a reference to ZUN, the pen name of the series creator.
** To a lesser degree, [[GreenEyedMonster Parsee]]'s fanon PokemonSpeak tic of "paru paru paru" has sometimes been appropriated as an unsound effect for jealousy when Parsee herself is nowhere to be seen.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[TheComicallySerious Comically Serious]] Lon'qu combines this with SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud when he [[ItMakesSenseInContext plays house with Nowi]].
-->"Now I shall pretend to engage in agriculture. Chop, chop, shovel!"
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* On ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', the WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad comics do this a lot. "Children!" "MSG'd!" "Weirded Out!" "Late 360 Shove-It to Boneless'd!" and the immortal "POSSUMS..."
** [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail192.html Dwayne!]]
** Also, [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail194.html Gunshots in a Crowded Mall]].
** One more: [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail195.html "SHAKESPEARED!"]]
** [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/404error.html 404'd!!!]]
** And in the [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail204.html dictionary]] sbemail: "Hurl!" "Tooth!", actually [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud SAID by Strong Bad and Homestar respectively]].
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd parodies the Adam West ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show's visual onomatopoeia in the second Batman episode. Visuals include ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture "Biff! Marty!"]]'', ''"Splash!"'', ''"Jugyiop!"'', ''[[{{Pac-Man}} "Wakawaka!"]]'', and ''"FUCKBALLS!"''
* One segment from ''AMVHell 4'' involved a ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' / Batman mash-up. In it, Shonen Bat/Lil' Slugger is beating down people with his bat, while the typical WrittenSoundEffect staples seen in Adam West's Batman. The last one of the bunch (it's very briefly seen; you have to be quick to catch it) is OMGWTF!. The clip was titled [[IncrediblyLamePun "Shonen Batman"]].
* The Ogres on ''UnforgottenRealms'' frequently mutter the words "Ogre Sounds" to no one in particular.
* Yahtzee does this occasionally in his ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' reviews. One notable example showed someone rotoscoping images by sitting at a computer that made the sound, "Rotoscope rotoscope."
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
Before we start, let us warn you: this section is particularly ''long''. For some reason, webcomics are a very fertile terrain for the Unsound Effect.

* WebComic/MoodyMarkCrusaders has *scootayawn* and *scootasigh*.
* In ''ComicStrip/TheOptimist'': [[http://the-opt.com/?p=992 EXPIRE]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=794 THROW]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=125 GOUGE]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=49 FLEX & SWELL]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=56 REND & MASTICATE]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=69 SUBMIT & REFRESH]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=88 FOLD]], and [[http://the-opt.com/?p=476 this comic]] and [[http://the-opt.com/?p=1299 this comic]] have multiple examples. [[http://the-opt.com/?p=1229 This comic]] has a very large unsound effect as a punchline.
* [[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com Flying Man and Friends]] uses "scamper" as a sound effect in [[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com/?p=373 this strip]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', as pictured above. Also includes sound effects like "Warn", "Sweep", or even [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0120.html "redox"]]. Interestingly, it avoids this trope more often than not, sometimes confusing readers as to what the sound effect represents. For example, some were unsure what "free-deep" was, until it was explained that it was a cricket chirp.
** Some of the comic's pop-culture references are written into sound effects (e.g. "NWOBHM" -- NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal).
** The joke of the '''PLOT''' effect is, of course, that it is ''also'' representing the sound of what's happening.
** Other sound effects include [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0139.html "YTMND," "NSFW," and "4CHAN."]]
*** And the incantation for the spell that caused the "NSFW" sound effect was "[[ShockSite Lemonparty, Tubgirl, Meatspin, Goatse]]." The epitome of NSFW sites.
** And someone was killed by the sound effect RROD referring to the [[XboxThreeSixty Red Rings of Death]].
** The greatly amusing [[http://www.erfworld.com/book-2-archive/?px=%2F2013-05-13.jpg HEISMAN!]]
* [[http://www.antiheroforhire.com/d/20060501.html Nicely parodied]] by ''Webcomic/AntiheroForHire''.
** [[http://www.antiheroforhire.com/d/20100510.html EXIT CLOSED!]]
* Done at least [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=429#comic once]]in ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''. Well, what sound would you expect when you [[UsefulNotes/BritishEnglish lamp]] someone with a lamp?
* ''Framed!!!'' used effects like "walk" for walking.
* ''Webcomic/DeadWinter'':
** In [[http://www.deadwinter.cc/page/223.htm this strip]] "mop" is used for someone being hit with one.
** The sound effect [[LawOfInverseRecoil "RECOILLESS"]] [[http://deadwinter.cc/page/260.htm here.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' uses this nearly every other strip, notably [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2001-06-29 here]], [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-06-23 here]], [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-07-03 here]], [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-11-02 here]], and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-10-07 here]] ("VERKLEMPT!" It's Yiddish for "quite upset or emotional.")
** [[TheBully The bullies]]' attack on Crimney had no words in the entire panel, but many sound effects, and unsound effects such as [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-04-22 such as snatch and tackle]].
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'':
** "[[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=284 Spankies!]]", "Trundle", '''[[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=239 SLAM DUNKIN]]''', [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=172 "Rocket!"]].
** ''GC'' deserves props for possibly being the first ever use of "[[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=511 Blink]]" for something ''completely unrelated'' to SqueakyEyes.
** This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by the author in the footnotes of this page: [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=268 "Single bound!"]].
** There's one for a door slamming, "[[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=588 SLAM]]" and then "SLAM AGAIN"
* ''Webcomic/BadassMuthas'' does [[http://badassmuthas.com/pages/comic.php?7 this]].
* "Sucker Punch'd!" in many ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' strips. [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_686.php]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_706.php]] [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_733.php]]
** DMFA also had "De-Pantsu'd!" and "De-Dressu'd!".
** And "Ker-Pwned!"
** And now: "[[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1176.php (magical) SUCKERPUNCH!]]"
** We proudly present: "[[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1322.php The Grand-Daddy of all SUCKERPUNCH'D!"]] Abel sports a wicked left hook.
* ''Webcomic/UserFriendly'' had some 'interesting' sounds for coffee brewing: "sizzle", "congeal", "fold proteins", "curdle", "sprout". Of course, given that previous coffee-brewing efforts have intentionally created a brew that has the properties of [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]] acid-for-blood and one that was made with parts of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Hastur]], this may indicate a success.
** In another strip, when someone was writing a program to trick someone else, the Unsounds were 'Code Plot Plan' as he was typing.
* ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido'' uses these in nearly every comic.
** Some that stand out are [[http://noneedforbushido.com/2007/comic/269 Holycrap!]] and [[http://noneedforbushido.com/2007/comic/271 Head... Butt!]]
** '''[[http://noneedforbushido.com/2009/comic/365/ Oh? No!]]''' '''[[http://noneedforbushido.com/2009/comic/365/ He Didn'!]]'''
** Also, [[http://noneedforbushido.com/2009/comic/368 It's A Trap!]]
** And, [[http://noneedforbushido.com/2009/comic/375/ '''REBUTTAL!''']]
** Not to forget, [[http://noneedforbushido.com/2006/comic/236/ Hat!]]
** And, [[http://nn4b.com/?webcomic1=531 '''TREEVENGE!!'']]
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'':
** Dr [=McN=] jumps on a motorbike driven by a ninja and whispers something in his ear to creep him out and throw him off the bike. The [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=26&issue=4 resulting]] sound effect is "CREEPED OUT ENOUGH TO BE THROWN EASILY FROM THE BIKE". This is then {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the AltText which reads "Oh come on. That is not a real sound effect at all."
** [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=6&issue=15 SICKNASTY!]]
** Also, [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=45&issue=5 BUTT PUNCH.]]
** [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/0p13 CEASE AND DESISTED!]]
** Played with left to right and back to front [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=10&issue=15 here.]] '''WHCRUNCH'''[[note]]Weird that the motorcycle guy landed right where Doc had painted ''WHCRUNCH'' in his parking lot. Because that's probably exactly what it sounded like.[[/note]]
** [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/23p03 MAGIC!]] Followed by the AltText admission "I uh... I couldn't figure out a sound effect."
* ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' and its spinoff ''Cheer!'' do this heavily, with examples such as: [[GenderBender *Ka-girl* ]] *open*, *swap*, *stare*, *harm*, *regress*, *swap*, *gravity*, *vertical ascent*, *tie up*, *disguise*, *not there*, *...psyche* , and many more. Yes, with the asterisks.
** Both series use them to the point that an actual sound effect in either goes on to become pretty rare, and there's a running gag of "ka-something" sounds. "Ka-zap" eventually becomes "Ka-*effect here* " which is how "ka-girl" got started (and eventually became a verb. "Why am I always the one you ka-girl for a joke?") Eventually, you have stuff like "Ka-annoyed!" after too many transformations, and "Ka-meraderie!" when 32 tries to gloss over the fact that ''nobody'' believes she's the person she's standing in for by acting all chummy. The best is "ka-asking-for-it!"
*** [[http://cheer.thewotch.com/index.php?date=20060706 "Pretty Cosmic Crystal Rainbow Overhead Smash!"]]
*** [[http://www.cheercomic.com/?date=2006-06-06 "1812 Overture'd"]]
* [[http://www.middlecenter.com/comic/display.php?pg=30 These]] [[http://www.middlecenter.com/comic/display.php?pg=69 two]] ''Webcomic/TheHeroesOfMiddlecenter'' strips.
* [[http://pasteldefender.com/222.html Here's a variation from ''Pastel Defender Heliotrope'' (panel 4)]]
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** shrinking with "shrink soda" gives off a "sha-rink!" sound.
** And also "insert rather ordinary door bell sound here".
* ''Webcomic/GreyIs'': [[http://greyismanga.com/manga/ch008-hearts-strength/chapter-008-page-17 Check check check]]
* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'' uses this in one strip, alongside a [[ClueFromEd Message From Ed]] that states that the creator has no idea what the actions depicted would actually sound like, so he's just gonna make things up.
* [[http://www.alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=6 This]] ''Webcomic/ALessonIsLearnedButTheDamageIsIrreversible'' comic uses "GASOLINE". Others used include "MOONROCK" and "COMBINE".
* "Bang" not for you? ''Gone with the Blastwave'' has [[http://www.blastwavecomic.com/index.php?p=comic&nro=40 -BULLET SOUND-]]
** Don't forget the legendary "shotgun" sound from the impossible to find green comic.
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' dabbles with this occasionally.
** [[http://xkcd.com/208/ "Perl!"]] is used for some heroic programming (with regular expressions).
** [[http://xkcd.com/260/ This strip]] has an entire series of them.
** [[http://www.xkcd.com/433/ This strip]] has "park" as a sound effect.
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' examples include:
** [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2002/10/29/episode-208-look-whos-back/ NONCHALANT GLANCE! CONSPIRATORIAL CHECK!]]
** ''[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2005/03/19/episode-529-the-beast-in-the-cave/ BOMBASTIC CLASSICAL MUSIC! -- Ominous Latin Chorus ~]] [[OminousLatinChanting Ominous Latin Chorus]]''
** '''[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/03/25/episode-677-step-one/ KER-INQUIRY!]]'''
** '''[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/04/08/episode-682-pointless-retribution/ ORGY OF VIOLENCE]]'''
** '''[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/07/24/episode-311-legal-dispute/ DISBELIEF]]'''
** [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/09/12/episode-742-the-nice-clergymen/ Strip #742]] has a particularly fine example in the last panel: ''[[DopeSlap COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED]]''
** '''[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/10/05/episode-752-its-all-fun-and-games-until-everything-dies/ REALLY LOUD SUMMONING AND RUMBLE NOISES!]]'''
** '''[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2007/03/20/episode-822-too-many-light-warriors-spoil-the-npc/ PUNCHED! AGAIN!]]'''
** '''[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2007/08/25/episode-885-my-debating-technique-is-unstoppable/ COUNTERPOINT!]]'''
** '''''SHIPWRECK!'''''
** '''KER-BLOCK!''' and '''KER-PARRY!''' from Fighter's battle with Drizzl.
** ''8-bit'' also uses the occasional "walk walk walk" sound effect, and so forth.
* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'':
** [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1841.html This strip]] is composed entirely of Unsound Effects.
** [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1949.html This one]] also has some good ones, including "Maintain Precarious Grip!", as well as a [[LampshadeHanging link to this very page.]]
** [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2033.html This one]] has "Appear!"
** [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2249.html This one]] includes "Silence!" as a lack-of-sound effect.
** [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2751.html This one]] features Adam turning on the spaceship with accompanying "Button Press" unsound.
** [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2964.html TRANSCEND!]]
** [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/3032.html ICE!]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' had several.
** One strip in the final boss battle gives us "Slash! Cleave! Bisect!" Another from earlier has [[http://www.adventurers-comic.com/d/20030610.html "That sound ninjas make when they jump silently!"]], and then later [[http://www.adventurers-comic.com/d/20030612.html "That same sound from the last comic about jumping ninjas!"]]
** [[http://www.adventurers-comic.com/d/20020725.html Sound associated with a falling safe!]]
* ''Webcomic/SparklingGenerationValkyrieYuuki'': [[http://www.sgvy.com/archives/Edda5/Issue7/Page1.html *non-squish non-squish* ]]
* A staple in ''Webcomic/BeaverAndSteve'' comics.
* ''Webcomic/StickmanAndCube'': T-T-T-TIMEWARP!
** ''Webcomic/{{Spamusement}}'' has [[http://spamusement.com/index.php/comics/view/290 "KER-TIME-TRAVEL!"]]
* ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'' has the Mime Assassin firing an invisible sniper rifle with [[http://www.galactanet.com/comic/view.php?strip=90 "SILENCE!"]]
** Also [[http://www.galactanet.com/comic/view.php?strip=579 this strip]], which has "Silence" amongst others.
* From ''Webcomic/BiggerThanCheeses'':
** [[http://www.biggercheese.com/index.php?comic=678 SPINE!]]
** BOJANGLES! serves both as a description of WHAT is getting hit and a pretty damn good Unsound Effect for getting hit there.
** SPLODE!
** "SMITE!" and "Headdesk!" and probably a few more.
* [[http://www.bmoviecomic.com/?cid=238 Bludgeon! Scythe!]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' had "Flee!" in [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/61 this strip]], "Stampede!" in [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/68 this one]], and also "Splurge!" and probably more.
* ''Webcomic/{{Amazoness}}!'' gives us "Maim!" "Eviscerate!" "Impale!" "Slice!"
* ''Webcomic/VGCats'':
* The [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=108 Face Full Of Alien Wing Wong]] script has "icky noise" in the penultimate frame.
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=190 This one]] has *monocle*
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=161 *waddle* *waddle* *waddle* FACE!]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=95 Don't forget *pee noises*!]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=300 *DERP!*]]
* ''Webcomic/SuperEffective'' loves to use these.
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=3 *Wiggle* *Wiggle*]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=7 *Laughter* *Applause*]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=9 *Shake*]] [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=45 *Shake*]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=22 SOCK!]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=30 *Shuffle* *Shuffle* *Shuffle*]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=33 *RAPED*]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=34 *Rock Blocked*]].
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=48 BIDOOF!]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=49 Dee Doot Doo!]]
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/super/?strip_id=54 POOCH!]]
* Jeph Jacques uses these quite frequently. Notable and amusing examples include:
** The reviving effects of [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=535 CAFFEINE!]] (also [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/musthavecaffeine.png pictured]] in MustHaveCaffeine) are shown in this ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' strip.
** In one guest comic Jacques drew, the characters of ''Niego'' walk into Coffee of Doom and are promptly assaulted by Raven with a chair, with the Unsound Effect of "CHAIR!" and "CHAIR AGAIN!" as they're beat upon.
** It would appear that [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1445 SCORN!]] seems to have a [[PaintingTheMedium corporeal form]].
** Dancing is emphasized by the dancing sounds...[[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1597 "DANCE DANCE"]]. The caption suggests this is less about humor and more about making sure the readers know she's dancing.
** Library carts move to the sound of [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=736 Trundle Trundle]].
** "ASS GRAB!"
** Now we have "POWER HUG!"
** [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=956 This strip]] has the caption "[broom broom broom]".
* The {{Dada Comic|s}} ''[[http://www.succubi.org/db/ Listening to 11.975MHz]]'' takes Unsound Effects to a whole new level. Of course, it makes some sort of twisted sense in a comic where the ''dialogue'' also makes no sense...
* Creator/DavidGonterman seems fond of "Kick!" There is also [[http://www.furnation.com/FoxStudios/archive/ComicStrip/strip124.html this strip.]] If you can figure out what the heck is going on, please share.
** The "chief" character's warning came too late, it seems, as someone already made a move and got trashcanned, while the "vixen" is now blowing a bubble of chewing gum. The rest of the comic goes directly into "I Am Not Making This Up" territory (and in several places, makes me wish for some kind of mind/eye bleach).
** Also, Gonterman's short-lived "Kitsune .44" gives us the infamous "[[http://commuterbarnacle.com/gonterman/4413.html "AUTOMATIC MACHINE GUN FIRE!"]], "[[http://commuterbarnacle.com/gonterman/4415.html TAKE OFF...]]", [[http://commuterbarnacle.com/gonterman/4416.html "tap tap tappity tap tap and so on tap tappit"]], "DISARM!" and "...HOLSTER" and one instance where a character ''[[http://commuterbarnacle.com/gonterman/4419.html says ":-)"]]''.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Schlock's signature plasgun charges up with the sound effect "Ommmminous hummmm...." -- [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-06-12 first appearing in the first strip]]. On one occasion where it's broken and he tries to fire it, the (lack of) sound effect is "Ominous ''[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20020221.html silence]]''."
** And then there's [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20080521.html this strip]]:
--->'''Lieutenant:''' What are they going to do? [[TemptingFate Take a potshot through two layers of hullmetal]]?
--->'''''P O T S H O T'''''
--->'''Corporal:''' Correction. Two layers of hullmetal and one lieutenant.
** [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20060517.html Or this one]]. Squib!
** A lot of older strips have TERAPORT! - what it sounds like is described [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-11-25 here]].
** And "[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-07-10 ABLATE]]" as the sound of ablative armor popping apart.
** A ''demi''-sound effect: [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-03-07 De-ploytch]]!
* [[http://derwen.deviantart.com/art/The-Contest-72255448 This cartoon]] from DeviantArt utilizes a lot of unsound effects, like *drink*, *belch*, *incredible loud belch*, and *crickets chirp*. Strangely, it also includes the best onomatopoeia for a power belch ever seen.
* Strip 12 of ''[[http://www.atomictoy.org/comics/omfe/ OMFE]]'' averts another trope by having an orbital cannon fire with a mighty "[[SpaceIsNoisy NOSOUNDINSPACE]]"
* ''Webcomic/{{Irritability}}'' used DETERMINATION!
* Used in place of actual sound effects most of the time in ''[[http://www.realityexperiment.com Reality Experiment]]'', particularly "Sound of window smashing!"
* ''Webcomic/NerfNOW'' likes this trope:
** It gives us [[http://nerfnow.com/comic/27 "ZEEEERGLINGS"]] for the sound of Zerglings, er, being Zerglings. And loving it.
** There's also '''CAPTURE''', '''Loot Loot''' and even '''MAIN PLOT HOOK!'''
** '[[MoreDakka Dakka]]' is a favorite go-to onomatopoeia for gunfire, but it's never been quite as literal as ''[[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/262 BULLET BULLET BULLET BULLET]].''
* After several more conventional sound effects, the sound effect on the last panel on [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Final_Blasphemy/index.php?p=128710 this]] page gets a bit abstract.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0017.html an early strip]], Belkar says he could probably sunder Elan's sword just by talking too loudly. Shortly after, they get spotted by a chimera, and Belkar exclaims "DAMN IT!", and Elan's rapier breaks in two, the sound effect being written as "sunder".
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0099.html Pierce! Slash! Bludgeon!]]
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0156.html Sneak!]]
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0437.html AOO!]] is the sound effect for an attack of opportunity, apparently.
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0468.html Smooch! Grope!]]
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0497.html Quarter!]]
** Used to indicate a GroinAttack in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0586.html #586]].
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0608.html Apparently]], [[PsychoStrings Eee! Eee! Eee! Eee!]] is the sound of someone being [[PsychoShowerMurderParody stabbed in the shower]].
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0609.html FTTH!]] is the sound of someone getting a Foot To The Head. Also, SCHTUTH! may or may not stand for something similar.
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0653.html Deflect!]]
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0702.html Unfurl!]]
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0748.html Thjunk!]]
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0761.html Swinganamiss!]]
* One episode of ''[[http://www.bristled-comic.com/view.php?date=2006-12-08 Bristled]]'' features ''GRAB!''
* [[http://www.incomprehensibility.com/archives.php?type=iwd&c=517 Ironic Shining Light of Doom!]]
** [[http://www.incomprehensibility.com/archives.php?type=iwd&c=520 Violence! Mangle! Dismember!]]
* ''[[http://www.geist-panik.com/ Geist Panik]]'' is absolutely in love with this trope.
** Notable examples include "Ka-Evil!", "SPAS-12", and, in one case where even the author appeared at a loss, "Um... Fish Noises?" Brian Wilson, the author, has stated that he struggles with coming up with sound effect noises and eventually decided to simply write what was happening.
** "Hoping! ... Real Hard!!" along with "Ominous!" as the Knob squeezes a juice-box.
** "Bush Hat!" "Shadow!" and "Steve Says Hello!". By the way, Steve is a plant.
** Steve is taken even further, his sound effect being [[http://www.hookiedookiepanic.com/geist/comic.php?&ID=59 "Omghax!"]], then "Steve accepts!"
** And then there's "Passive Aggression!"
** [[http://www.hookiedookiepanic.com/geist/comic.php?ID=32 A recent strip]] features perhaps the ultimate: a sound effect in Unsound Effect form. "WHOOSH SOUND!"
** A recent one gave a little {{squick}} with "Better than Sex!" Of course the reason it was squicky was that it was associated with a headshot on a zombie from a sniper rifle.
** [[http://www.hookiedookiepanic.com/geist/comic.php?ID=60 "Shit Guy!"]] sound effect used when someone knocks Steve over.
** And a even-more-ultimate example: "[[http://www.hookiedookiepanic.com/geist/pics/37.jpg Whatever Sound Something Like That Makes!!!]]"
** How about "[[http://www.hookiedookiepanic.com/geist/comic.php?ID=59 No HMO Will Ever Cover This!]]"? That's another good one.
** [[http://www.hookiedookiepanic.com/geist/comic.php?ID=74 FOOT!]]
* ''WebComic/GirlGenius'' had lots of fun with these:
** One of [[MadScientist Gil's]] inventions is the Hand Cranked Runcible Gun, which makes the sound "Spork! Spork! Spork!" as it fires... {{Spork}}s.
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080926 Boot! Boot! Boot!]]
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110103 Agatha hits Zola]] in the head [[ThrowTheBookAtThem with a large book]] (entitled [[LampshadeHanging "Using Found Objects as Weapons"]]), resulting in the sound effect "TOME!"
** Othar searches in the remains of a crashed clank to the sound effect of [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20121121 Rummage Rummage]].
** "RAIL!", the sound of [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140714 being shot]] by a [[PunnyName rail gun]].
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' makes frequent use of this trope.
** Space explosions are depicted as "SILENT KABOOM!"
** A deflected borfomite beam [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20100427.html "careens off into deep space..."]]
** The strip coined the word "Ninj!" as the official Sound of Silence, representing the silence produced by a ninja. So, an exploding spaceship can now have the sound effect "NINJ!" in big block letters.
** What sound does [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/ a falling pie make]]?
* ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' has [[http://achewood.com/index.php?date=05022005 one]] that crosses over with BilingualBonus: ''diis aliter visum'' translates from Latin to "the gods decided otherwise". Highly appropriate for one who has come BackFromTheDead.
* ''WebComic/DandyAndCompany'': Christmas decorations appear with a massive [[http://www.dandyandcompany.com/2007/11/26/november-26-2007/ JINGLE!]]
* ''Tails From The Mynarski Forest'' inverts this by using real words and names that ''sound'' like real sound effects, such as "GDANSK!"
* ''Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces'' uses "telprot!" (yes, that's spelled correctly) for teleportation. It's a reference to an early strip involving a l33t-speak DOS prompt in Reset Man's head, visible whenever he closed his eyes. "Wtf telprot"
* [[http://www.blue-uncia.nl/pages/SoL/SoL0111.shtml This]] ''StuffOfLegend'' strip: SUPER SPECIAL SHOVE [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom OF DOOM!]]
* The defunct SpriteComic ''[[http://www.yosc.net/194X/ 194X]]'' had a strip wherein a character hits several people with his "Volunteerin' Stick," making sound effects such as "PERSUADE!" (194X's archive doesn't allow direct links to comics; this happens in #70.)
* ''Webcomic/DoubleK'' brings us [[http://captainosaka.deviantart.com/art/DOUBLE-K-023-105633536 BAIL]]. And later on, '''"[[http://captainosaka.deviantart.com/gallery/704630#/d36kzc0 C4.]]"''' Yes, period and all.
* [[http://taleotc.com/155 This]] ''Tale of the Cave'' strip features insults hidden in the miss sound effects. Naturally, the protagonist shoots the sound effect guy. This is the only shot he has successfully made to date.
* ''Webcomic/MacHall'' had one strip where a human character in ''Film/TheMatrix'' universe who points out the film's plotholes is blasted by a laser gun, which makes the sound '''*VOIP!*'''. Not really an Unsound Effect...until one sees the strip immediately after, where one of the machines points out a plothole, and is blasted by a '''*VERY ADVANCED VOIP!*'''
* ''Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul'' [[http://threepanelsoul.com/2009/11/30/on-gym-visits/ Mustache Mustache Mustache Mustache...]] Also [[http://threepanelsoul.com/2011/05/15/on-male-cats/ BROFACE]].
* ''Webcomic/FriendlyHostility'' does this a lot. [[http://friendlyhostility.com/d/20081231.html One strip]] featured a character opening and then closing a sash window, with the sound effects *UUUUP* and *DOOOWN*.
** [[http://friendlyhostility.com/d/20080123.html Another strip]] simply used the effect "*sound of pants falling*". [[NotWhatItLooksLike Not What It Sounds Like]], by the way.
** [[http://friendlyhostility.com/d/20081205.html "*The Sound of Clothing Dropping at a Rapid Speed*", "*unbutton unbutton unbutton* "]]. ''Definitely'' what it sounds like, by the way.
** ''[[http://friendlyhostility.com/d/20081029.html *BOOT!*]]''
* ''Webcomic/TheCyantianChronicles'' has used:
** "*Pity Me*", Including the asterisks while Khaelis was giving Darius PuppyDogEyes.
** ''Akaelae'' has recently used both "Pounce" and "Glomp" as sound effects.
* [[http://www.wastedtalent.ca/index.php?view=180 This]] keyboard in ''Webcomic/WastedTalent'' goes "leet leet!"
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=090206 ILLUMINATE PLEASANTLY]]
** Also: "[[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070629 wallet]]" (for mugging) and of course "[[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=050408 lower da boom]]".
** Overall the unsound effects in Sluggy Freelance vary on a scale between humorous and action-explicating; these often overlap, such as in "stabbity stabbity STAB" being used for three consecutive attempts at stabbing the same target that keeps moving out of the way. Of course, the line to sound effects isn't entirely straightforward either.
** ''Ahem!'' May I present: [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=060306 Hugamundo!]]
** "[[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090813 CREEPY ORGAN MUSIC BUILDING TO CRESCENDOOOOOOOOOOO]]"
** "[[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20091214 Spla-taminate!]]"
** "[[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/021205 Sound-effect-representing-one's-spleen-being-shoved-through-an-eye-socket]]"
** "[[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/19990523 HASSELHOFF!]]"
* ''Webcomic/HoneydewSyndrome'' once used [[http://wwww.honeysyn.net/comic.php?p=136 *facepalm*]].
* ''Webcomic/NotSoDistant'' uses this quite a bit. Amusingly, "stab" was not used when the main character was stabbed in the leg (splorch), but it WAS used earlier when a pillow got stuck to one of his head spikes (preceded by "flop" as he flopped onto his bed).
* [[http://hail-nekoyasha.deviantart.com/art/Onomatopoeia-28080591 BOOOAAAT!]]
* ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' has Ryan [[http://www.scarygoround.com/?date=20090320 DESPAIR]] at Shelley and Amy's antics.
** John Allison likes Unsound Effects: ''Scary Go Round'''s follow-up ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'' already includes [[http://www.scarygoround.com/index.php?date=20091028 "FLING", "RUMMAGE RUMMAGE"]] and Amy fixing Ryan's hair with "[[http://www.scarygoround.com/index.php?date=20091007 fuss fuss comb interfere]]".
** [[http://scarygoround.com/?date=20100317 STUNTS]]
** And, of course, [[http://scarygoround.com/?date=20130905 PASH]].
* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'', [[http://ansemretort.org/ansemretort/index.html?comic=49 by the titular character]].
** Much later, [[http://www.ansemretort.org/ansemretort/index.html?comic=494 bats]]. Then [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Larxene.]]
** One strip even had the sound effect of "TIME GETTING F***ED".
* Lampshaded and justified in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' a number of times, including the page quote, as well as with [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=675 SOUNDS OF DISTANT ETHEREAL CHANTING!]][[note]]there is no feasible onomatopoeia of this[[/note]].
** [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=678 SOMEWHAT MORE DISGRUNTLED ETHEREAL CHANTING!]]
** [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=744 BY-NOW-FAMILIAR SOUNDS OF GRUMPY ETHEREAL CHANTING!]]
** And eventually, '''POOF![[note]]There was not actually a poof noise.[[/note]]'''
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'': [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp03282009.shtml "Throwing sound here."]]
** [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp03162003.shtml "Sound of liver having an orgasm".]]
** [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp03302007.shtml "Insert the sound of fat being angrily displaced."]]
* ''Webcomic/WoodsForTheTrees'' had "ASS-PINCH" and [[http://woodsforthetrees.comicgenesis.com/d/20061213.html Generic collision noise!]]
* ''Webcomic/HijinksEnsue'' featured [[http://hijinksensue.com/2008/05/05/armnomnomnomnom/ a chainsaw that goes "CHAINSAW"]].
* ''Webcomic/ASkewedParadise'': [[http://aspcomics.net/archindex.php?strip_id=138 Stool to the face!]]
** Also, [[http://aspcomics.net/archindex.php?strip_id=166 SABOTAGE VIA GNOME!]]
* These have become something of a RunningGag on ''Webcomic/DaisyOwl''. A recent strip indicates the tucking in of a bib with ''"tuck tuck"'', while the AltText explains "that sound effect was originally going to be ''"bib bib bib"'' but I felt [[TheWorldIsNotReady the world was not ready]]".
* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'': {{Dope|Slap}} [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2004/kk0418.html Slap]]!
* ''Webcomic/TurnSignalsOnALandRaider'' used these occasionally. The effect in the last panel of the last comic is, fittingly, "KA-DISCONTINUE!" when an Imperator Titan kicked Jack.
* ''Webcomic/{{Anthronauts}}'' recently gave us the unusual "''Ker-Squid''". But, exactly what sound '''should''' a squid make when it crash-lands on somebody's head?
* ''Webcomic/TheFancyAdventuresOfJackCannon'' gives us '''''[[http://fancyadventures.com/2009/06/08/page-96/ AWWKWAAARD!]]'''''
** [[http://fancyadventures.com/2009/08/31/page-120/ *STRUGGLE STRUGGLE*]] and [[http://fancyadventures.com/2012/11/05/page-408/ A DESK!]]
* The VideoGame/{{Touhou}} fancomic ''Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou'' often uses these to compensate for the fact that it's hard to show actions in [[VirtualPaperDoll create.swf]], i.e. "[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic67 ready to pounce]]," or even for exposition, i.e. the same strip also has "was just faking it."
** '''[[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic96 KER-SLAMUEL!]]'''
** And now, [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=csa01marisa0002 JOKE STOLEN VERBATIM!]]
** Is that sOWNED~
* ''Webcomic/LasLindas'': [[http://laslindas.katbox.net/?p=117 MESS!]]
** [[http://laslindas.katbox.net/?p=151 HOSED!]]
* In ''Ragnarok Wisdom'' we have '''[[http://adultimum.net/rw/397/ YOU GOT OWNED SO HARD YOU DON'T GET AN ONOMATOPOEIA!]]'''
* Lucy Knisley makes good use of this one, particularly in [[http://www.lucyknisley.com/galleries/comics/images/2942 "Some Thumb Sucking"]], in which she uses 'stress stress stress', 'calm', 'suspicion' and 'sneaky' (not to mention the variant 'sneeeaky' and then some more 'calm') as sound effects in only 9 panels.
* Used and abused by ''Webcomic/{{Chicanery}}'', with such sterling examples as "*spork*", "STEVE!", and "Brain refusing to function noises".
* ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant'' shows us what exposing fascism while on the run sounds like: [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=44 write write huff write huff write]]
* ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' uses this occasionally: for example, [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=162 "awkward."]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** '''[[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003403 "Egg!"]]''' {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d (uh, sort of) a little later, when the Peregrine Mendicant hears "EGG" and comments that "it almost sounded like a huge egg appeared in the sky and landed, and then someone mysterious teleported out of it."
** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/index.php?s=6&p=002607 ...try]].
** Inverted with PCHOOOOO, which John believes is a blast-off rocket sound effect, but it's actually the captcha code for the rocket pack.
** Due to ''Homestuck'''s animated nature, it mostly doesn't need sound effects. Any that show up are for humourous effect. Meaning this trope.
** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004030 UNSURPRISING DEVELOPMENT]]
** GENUINE DISTRESS!
** '''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004314 "WHALE!"]]''' followed quickly by [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004320 "FISHFOOD"]]
** '''[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004182 "STRONGJUMP!" as well as "RUIN!"]]'''
** When Tavros is finally shown [[StaircaseTumble falling down a flight of stairs]], the effect is simply [[SweetBroAndHellaJeff "HAPPEN"]] and later when Karkat falls down with Sollux, it's [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005325 "HAPPEN 2x... COMBOB"]]].
** Rose has used "distaction" [sic].
** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005199 "DEAD."]] is a pretty spectacular example, along with a continuation of the comic's tradition of emoticon soundeffects.
** [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005233 And again]], now accompanied by a [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005225 "KO'D."]] And [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005247 again]]. And [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005348 again]], and [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005437 again]], and [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/scratch.php?s=6&p=005763 again]], and [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006007 again]]. (Obviously, major spoilers in all the links.)
** [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005243 "HOPESPLODE!"]] There were also a few "ROBOSPLODE"! around.
** "CLOCK" is used when Cans [[NotHyperbole literally punches Diamonds Droog into next week]], and then punches Hearts Boxcars into [[UpToEleven a different calender entirely.]]
** What sound does breaking a magic [[InsistentTerminology sorry we mean "science"]] wand make? [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005432 "DEBUNK!"]] of course!
** In Act 5, Karkat [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004197 surmises]] that stabbing is how Jack Noir greets people. Jack later stabs Dream Jane with [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006296 "greet."]]
** One of the more frequent uses is "+ify" for something being appearified and "-ify" for something being sendificated.
** During Dirk's stint illustrating for Caliborn, we are given the immortal "uncop".
* ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'' has "griiiiinb"
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'', the abilities are presented as such, as is teleporting in. Lampshaded in the Audiobooks when Dethchemist describes a character as using "TELEPORTS IN."
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'': FALCON SLEEP! FALCON SLEEP! FALCON SLEEP!
** You can consider "FALCON X!" pretty much his CatchPhrase in this universe. Even when he shouldn't reasonably be saying it ("[[WithCatlikeTread FALCON SNEAK!]]").
* Steve of ''Webcomic/LifeAndDeath'', being [[TheUnfettered who he is]], [[GroinAttack goes right for the nuts]] with the sound effect, "Cheap shot!" Don't worry, the guy on the receiving end didn't feel a thing (at the moment), and he's a JerkAss anyway.
* ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' gives us the [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0280.html "Bro"]] fist bump.
* ''Webcomic/TheWayOfTheMetagamer'' includes "Temporarycollapse!" several times.
* ''Webcomic/PlanescapeSurvivalGuide'' has many, including [[http://planescapecomic.com/Prologue9.html "Dulcet Tones"]] for the sound of a banjo being used as a club.
* ''Webcomic/ALoonaticsTale'' has [[http://static2007.deviantart.com/art/Stone-Cold-Crazy-69-129780175 BWARB]], along with a "Twitch" sound effect for... well, whenever Riley's eye twitches.
** And in [[http://zibaricon.org/animation/therapy/therapy.php this animation]], we see that the twitch DOES make an actual sound.
* In ''Webcomic/GoneWithTheBlastwave''; we get *Bullet Sound* for-what else?-bullets whizzing by.
* ''Webcomic/{{Curvy}}'' has quite a few of these, including (NSFW) [[http://c.urvy.org/?date=20100522 plug]] for a shark being used to plug a hole in a ship, and [[http://c.urvy.org/?date=20100529 inflate]] for someone being magically inflated so she can breathe underwater.
* Played with to good effect in the last three strips of [[http://www.absurdnotions.org/page122.html this]] ''Absurd Notions'' page. (To best get the layered jokes, you should know that the character seen in the last strip [[spoiler: is named Biff]].)
* Occasionally seen in ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'', though the comic usually uses onomatopoeic sound effects. Like "crumple." on [[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos328.html this rather spoilery page]].
* ''[[http://www.firmanproductions.com/ Moe]]'' has several, including [[http://www.firmanproductions.com/?p=671 'BRIBE SLIDE']]
* ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}!'': ''[[SpitTake SPIT-TAKE]]'' and ''[[GroinAttack NUTKICK]]''
* ''Webcomic/DumbingofAge'' brings us the [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2014/comic/book-4/02-i-was-a-teenage-churchmouse/jag/ "RESLAM!"]]
* ''Webcomic/DragonMail'' gets off to a running start with this trope, using "[[http://dragonmail.fadri.org/index.php?pg=3&lg=en Quicky Quicky!]]" on the third page.
* ''Webcomic/FarOutThere'' has featured several, including but not limited to:
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1067778/page-151-hey-at-least-its-not-all-going-to-waste Look Look]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1068884/page-163-dont-hit-your-head-while-jumping-to-conclusions DOES NOT COMPUTE]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1068899/page-177-i-wonder-if-those-are-spacely-sprockets BegBegBeg]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1071292/page-223-pieced-it-together-yet REALIZATION'D!]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1071304/page-234-sorry-wrong-door EMOTIONAL SNAP]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1072511/page-262-little-zombie-little-zombie-let-us-come-in DOOR OPENING SOUND]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1072516/page-266-maybe-they-got-lost Eerie Silence]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1080544/page-285-gulp ANGRY ROBOT NOISES]]
** [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1281813/page-378-because-it-was-so-much-fun-the-first-time/ HEYGUYSISOUNDLIKEI'MGONNABLOW!]]
* ''Webcomic/BobTheAngryFlower'': [[http://angryflower.com/birpar.html *mumble* *disperse*]]
* ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'': [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/comic1-072009.php BELAY!]], and [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/comic1-060109.php ANGST!]], among others.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Overcompensating}}'', an olfactory assault makes a [[http://www.overcompensating.com/posts/20101015.html STAAAAAANK]] sound. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the caption.
* Whenever some machinery activates in ''Webcomic/TheMansionOfE'', especially in the [=SubShafts=], and it goes, say, ''click'', there's a good chance that it's going to deactivate with an ''unclick''.
* Played with in this ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'' [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2008/06/11/it-gets-worse/ strip,]] with a sign reading "[[/folder]]

[[folder: Explosion! ]]
", standing in for the sound of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt during the first "Imaginate!" story arc.
* [[http://mountaincomics.com/2010/07/19/refractions/ This]] Mountain Time offers "gentle descent!" and "suspenseful ascent!"
* ''Webcomic/{{Vexxarr}}'' has "[[/folder]]

[[folder: Explode!!! ]]
. No [[SpaceIsNoisy "Kaboom!" in space]], you see.
* ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'' [[SpamAttack improved]] the one with "[[/folder]]

[[folder: [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-4-1/ stab ]]
]]". Also, "[[VancianMagic VANCE!]]" and "MELF!", and [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/11/ THAC0]].
** Not to mention [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-30/ Madeline's Smite]] -- in HeavenlyBlue!
** [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-52/ When the Python is making an evil twin, its sound effect is ANTI!]]
** And [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-56/ to crown them all]], DeusExMachina! as a sound effect.
** After a dagger has gone "THOK!" into a hand, [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-7-34/ naturally pulling it out is an UNTHOK!]]
* When pookas go back to being visible in ''[[http://mopsy.com/ Never Never]]'', they go "[[SdrawkcabName Foop!]]"
* ''Webcomic/FruitIncest'' uses a few, including the frequently occurring "Explosion" and "Barge In".
* ''Webcomic/LifeWithLamarr'' gives us [[http://jill-sandwich.com/lwl/index.php?episode=139 tl;dr]]. There's also the regular use of 'Sqwerk!' for Lamarr.
* When a character in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20110205.html suggests]] that Gary enjoyed an accidental HoYay encounter, Gary chokes on his drink, which makes the sound [[http://www.nasponline.org/advocacy/glb.aspx Glb!]]
* ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' once [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/08132004/ used]] the sound effect [[ChirpingCrickets cricket cricket]].
* "Chibi!" tends to be a favorite of ''Webcomic/FiyoraNya''.
* ''Quest'' by Elsie "Lady Sol" Denton has used [[http://quest.comicgenesis.com/d/20110328.html "levitate" and "heal"]], among others.
* ''Luke Surl Comics'' has "[[http://www.lukesurl.com/archives/2566 unbuckle]]".
* In one of Mike Russell's [[http://culturepulp.typepad.com/culturepulp/the-sabretooth-vampire/ "Sabretooth Vampire"]] strips, there is [[http://culturepulp.typepad.com/culturepulp/2011/05/he-comes-prepared.html "RUMMAGE!" "PRODUCE!" and "AFFIX!"]]
* [[http://www.jacqofallblades.com/ Jacq of all blades]] uses these excessively, in between normal written sound effects. In just the last 3 strips:
** [[http://www.jacqofallblades.com/?page=74#comic BREAKER FLIP!, EMERGENCY DOOR OVERRIDE!]]
** [[http://www.jacqofallblades.com/?page=75#comic DETACHABLE HAND!Burning dopplegoo!]]
** [[http://www.jacqofallblades.com/?page=76#comic OVERKILL! DUE DILIGENCE! RAGDOLL PHYSICS TEST!]]
** It may actually be easier to link to strips that don't use this trope.
* ''Webcomic/RatFist'' : [[http://ratfist.com/01-page-103/ BRUCK-HEIMER]]
* ''Webcomic/ServantsOfTheImperium'' includes such unsounds as [[http://www.servantsoftheimperium.com/comic/index.php?comicid=77 GLARE]] and [[http://www.servantsoftheimperium.com/comic/index.php?comicid=62 WHIRL]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Sarab}}'' has STEP, HOLD, JUMP, SLASH, THRUST, SWING and TREMBLE just on the ''[[http://sarab.co/pages/chapter-01-changes/page-01-split-second/ first page]]''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' constantly parodies this, often reacting to real onomatopoeias in-universe.
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' uses this in some of the Tempts Fate side comics.
** [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/tempts-fate-5/ TELEPORT NOISE! (Possibly "BAMF")]] is used in TF 5. In the next TF, it reappears with a different comment: [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/tempts-fate-6/ TELEPORT NOISE (As per the order of Marvel Comics Legal Department, the noise is most definitely not "BAMF", nor is it "SNIKT" or "THWIP".)]]
** [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/09162011/ KERSPLOSIONFORNOREASON!]]
* In ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'', the sound of [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2011/11/24/0328-values-that-count/ Woo enjoying a pretty bird]] is: >catch< >behead< >devour<.
* ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' has "[[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0683.htm UPSIDE]]".
* Unsound effects occur regularly in ''Webcomic/NotAVillain'': for example, [[http://navcomic.com/archive/page-76/ "ELONGATE" and "IGNORE"]].
* ''Webcomic/SwordsAndSausages'' used both "shove" and "violence!" in a BigBallOfViolence.
* ''Webcomic/ThisIsNotFiction'' uses these often. Almost any given sound effect will just be a regular word with the vowels removed, in addition to classics like "NAKED" and "CRIMINAL".
* [[http://commedia2x00.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/page-06-interrobang/ This]] page of Commedia 2X00 has Pantalone playing a guitar (autographed by Mozart) to announce his imminent engagement. The sound effect: "EPIC CHORD!"
* ''Webcomic/FrankieAndStein'' uses this frequently, purposely misspelled, to hysterical affect.
** [[http://frankieandstein.com/2011/12/08/page-1-2/ THUNDER!!]]
** [[http://frankieandstein.com/2011/12/24/page-11/ Dust off]]
** [[http://frankieandstein.com/2011/12/29/page-12-2/ Poke.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'' has it in a Christmas special! WordOfGod [[http://lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=331 says so!]]
* ''Webcomic/OctopusPie'' gives us [[http://www.octopuspie.com/2012-02-15/513-altercate/ ALTERCATE]]
* ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'' [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0163.html uses STAB.]]
* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'': Finland doesn't really talk much, so there is a lot of this trope around him, like "VIHTA!!!", "SNOW!!!", "WEAK PROTEST!!!" and "crocodile tears to get ice cream." There are also non-Finland-related ones like "kiss of beer."
* [[http://skin-horse.com/comics/05312012/ This]] ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' strip uses "SCYTHE!"
* In ''Webcomic/DoesNotPlayWellWithOthers'', John Johnson, the muscle wizard, attacks with a [[http://www.doesnotplaywellwithothers.com/comics/pwc-0169 Ka-Fist!]].
* The ''Webcomic/ScenesFromAMultiverse'' strip "[[http://amultiverse.com/2012/06/19/the-heirloom/ The Heirloom]]" features the non-onomatopoeia "LEAVE!" as a character slams a door in exit.
* ''Webcomic/{{Prequel}}'' has a few of these. "[[http://www.prequeladventure.com/2011/11/resume-money-hunt/ PROPERLY DISPOSE!]]"
* ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'' has a couple- mainly having to do with [[http://www.truevillains.com/comic-2007-10-20~N-Teamwork-jpg.htm shoving]] and [[http://www.truevillains.com/comic-2007-12-01~N-Sometimes%20Give%20Up-jpg.htm grabbing]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Skullkickers}}'' is in love with this particular trope with [[http://skullkickers.keenspot.com/d/20121227.html this page]] providing perhaps the best demonstration.
* ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'' gives us [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/08/01/armed-dangerous/ "Spin!" and "Spin-Back!"]], and even [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/07/08/cue-dramatic-music/ "Confidence!"]]
* In ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/archive/page-217/ the rocket's blast is "AWAY"]]
* ''Webcomic/KiwiBlitz'' has [[http://www.kiwiblitz.com/comic/page-301/ "courtesy"]].
* [[http://www.riphaywire.com/?p=564 Ka-arrow!]]
* Some webcomics observe "Onomatopoeia Day" in May, where those participating substitute the word "Onomatopoeia" for the intended sound effect word, making it an Unsound Effect that's ShapedLikeItself.
** [[http://www.timeslikethis.com/index.php?id=315 One instance]] in ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis''
** [[http://phinmagic.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/happy-onomatopoeia-day Uttered by a ghoul]] in ''Phineus: Magician For Hire''
* ''Webcomic/AxeCop'' uses them; in "Axe Cop Gets Married", the fight with the final boss involves him transforming around into different forms, and all get their own written sound effects or unsound effects like "VINE!" (when he transforms into a plant), but when he transforms into a house with big long legs, even unsound effects fail and we get "?!?!!".
* One strip of ''Webcomic/GastroPhobia'' has "MAKE-OUT SOUNDS!" when Phobia kisses the doctor.
* ''Grrl Power'' has [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/1004 GIBBS!]]
** And when [[NighInvulnerable Achilles]] headbutts a tank: [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/1060 ZIDANE!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITdPTKpGHuI Reference here]].
* ''Webcomic/CrimsonFlag'':
** [[http://crimsonflagcomic.com/comic.php?comicID=186 *Flash-awaken-blink*]]
** [[http://crimsonflagcomic.com/comic.php?comicID=187 *Happy-flutter-tweet*, Da-da-DOOM, and *casual dust-off*]]
** [[http://crimsonflagcomic.com/comic.php?comicID=272 DOOM]]
* ''{{Webcomic/Comc}}'' has had a couple, like *ILLUSION* (for an illusion breaking) or the recurring *ODD*.
* Employed relentlessly in Omar Dogan's ''5th Capsule''. For example: [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/5th-Capsule-page-55-449546085 FLEE!]] [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/5th-Capsule-page-54-449102738 SHOWER SOUNDS!]]
* ''Webcomic/PlushAndBlood'': Door, face, feedback, scuffle, hurting. All these in the first dozen or so pages.
* ''Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield'' has [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=858 one strip]] centered around the use of the word "forehead" as a sound effect.
* [[http://dummcomics.com/2010/01/10/strawberrys-quest-part-10 This]] installment of ''[[Webcomic/DummComics Frog Raccoon Strawberry]]'' has "Whatever Sound Snow Makes When It Encapsulates People and Freezes!!"
* The ''Franchise/WonderMomo'' webcomic used these liberally.
* ''Blog/SliceOfLife'':
** When Twilight Sparkle teleports into the library to begin her magic lessons, the sound effect is "Magic! Sparkles!" The post featuring this comic even features the tag "'magic' and 'sparkles' are totally legitimate sound effects la la can't hear you"
** After their antics on Nightmare Night get them grounded, Pumpkin and Pound reconcile with an "AWKWARD SIBLING HUG".
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Some hovertext on [[http://cuteoverload.com/2009/09/08/so-dr-charmin-my-old-nemesis/ CuteOverload]] includes "Perforate! Unspool!" and then goes into "Verb! Another verb! Yet another completely different verb!"
* During WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's fight with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the second half of his ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' review, sound effects such as 'MARTY', 'JUGYIOP', and 'FUCKBALLS' appear.
* ATrailerForEveryAcademyAwardWinningMovieEver includes these.
* At [[http://www.fiveminute.net FiveMinute.net]], "GAK!" is always the sound of a character dying, regardless of how they die.
* One [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad Email]] had [[http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/bike_thief Strong Bad dress up as a bush while stealing Pom Pom's bike]]. Upon being noticed, he starts staying the following:
--> "Oh, I mean... Bush. Bush. Leaves. Branch. Um... Berries. "
** This gets repeated in a Easter Egg when Homestar (dressed as a trash can) tries stealing the Lappy:
--> "Garbage. Garbage. Rubbish. Umm... murder weapon. "
* From this LiteralMusicVideo for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTPko-aXvJM I'd Do Anything For Love]]: "Bang! Crash! Chandelier!"
* Cirikilo, a popular ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan artist, has the recurring sound effect "ZAS!" It's one of his trademarks, along with [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} a Creeper]] hidden somewhere in the comic and a terrible English translation (his first language is Spanish).
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''TheFairlyOddparents'' once had "Replacement hamster!" as a WrittenSoundEffect. For someone being punched: HURT!
** Unsound Effects are practically a RunningGag at this point; they show up in nearly every episode.
** The words written on the "Poof" clouds when Cosmo and Wanda (actually any magic-using character, actually) does something with magic are usually related to a wish or another event. Norm the Genie, on the other hand, only has "GONG!". The Pixies have "PING!", as well. Unsound effects show up a great deal in the Crimson Chin comics, which of course are parodies of normal superhero comics, which love this trope.
--->KA-CHIN!
** The best comes from the opening cutscene of a videogame, where Cosmo summons up Da Rules with the "Poof" cloud [[MacGuffin "PLOT DEVICE!"]]
* Appearances by Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy on ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' often use these as part of their being a Batman spoof: "HANG UP!" "SIT!" "WINK!"
** NAP!
** KING ME! when the characters were playing checkers.
** Not to mention the production values of their old show: PROP! CARDBOARD! LAME!
* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes short "Now Hear This" climaxes with a gigantic explosion, accompanied by the words "GIGANTIC EXPLOSION" appearing onscreen, probably one of the most unimaginative onomatopoeia ever devised.
** RuleOfFunny
** It was [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/giganticexplosion.jpg used again]] in the WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner short "Soup or Sonic", to cap off the penultimate scene.
** When Bugs first sees the spaceship in "The Hasty Hare", he says "[[LoudGulp Gulp!]]"
* When the townspeople of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' get upset, they form a mob and just yell "[[http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/153618 RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!]]"
** Which was once lampshaded by the mayor when she responded by asking the crowd how they thought standing around yelling "RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE" was going to help.
* In the ''SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' episode "Batmantis", Space Ghost notes the presence of word balloons out of the [=1960s=] Batman series: "Oh, look! Shoot a ray, and you get a word." He then produces word balloons reading "Obvious Parody!", then at Zorak's prompting "Insipid!", "Kenny Rogers!", and [[FreezeFrameBonus three paragraphs of unreadably-small text offering a humorous explanation of the theory of evolution]].
* The ''Self-Medication'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' features a bar fight chock full of these: examples include "Judo!" "Cower!" and "Torn Meniscus!"
* A ScottPilgrim parody on ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'' had "PUBLIC DOMAIN MUSIC".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Party of One", Applejack and her friends are up to something in the barn at Sweet Apple Acres, and keeping it a secret from Pinkie Pie. Applejack tells a skeptical Pinkie that they're doing renovations, and has the other girls make construction noises in the background... which includes Twilight Sparkle shouting "Safety gear!" and Rainbow Dash saying "Drill, drill!"
* The "Good Manners with Max" shorts on the old Playhouse Disney block always began like this:
--> '''Max:''' Hi, my name is Max, and this is my dog Banjo. Say hi, Banjo.
--> '''Banjo:''' Bark!
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' got in on the act with a '60s Batman cutaway reference, with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar four "Teabag!" exclamations]] directly following Peter standing over a knocked out Riddler.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' once parodied the 1960s ''Batman'' series with a similarly campy Radioactive Man show set in the same time period, complete with unsound effects such as "MINT!", "NEWT!" and "SNUH!" (The latter being the acronym name of Marge's organisation against cartoon violence from the earlier episode "Itchy, Scratchy and Marge".)
* ''DrawnTogether'' delved into this in the episode "Captain Girl".
* Much like the Batman TV show, ''RogerRamjet'' would use sound effects words over the screen during fight scenes (not actually showing the fight scenes themselves), but also throwing non-sequitur effect words like "indigestion" and "30% fewer cavities."
* Ralph Bakshi's ''MightyMouse'' show used this in the two Bat-Bat episodes. Most noticeably in "Bat With A Golden Tongue," as Bat-Bat wallops Ski Nose's henchmen, the words "Ralph!" and "Love!" show up on screen. When he delivers his final blow to Ski Nose, the word "Bakshi!" appears.
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[[folder:RealLife]]
* On {{Usenet}} there was a sound effect, "plonk", used to indicate that some {{Troll}} had just been "killfiled", or, in W3-ese, added to one's ignore list. It represents the sound of something hitting the bottom of a bucket, if you imagine that your killfile is a bucket. ([[FunWithAcronyms Although it could be an acronym for "Please Log Off, Net Kook", "Put Lamer On Killfile "Please Leave Our Newsgroup: Killfile!"]]) [[TropeMakers The first recorded use was in 1989 on]] alt.flame:
-->Please refrain from posting to talk.bizarre until such time as you
-->cease to be an [[JerkAss asshole]] and become at least one of: [sic] bizarre, creative,
-->or entertaining. [[TakeThat You are welcome to dump your rotting ordure in rec.humor]]
-->or some similar group where your fellow mental defectives congregate.\\\\

-->[[{{GIFT}} Make me.]]\\\\

-->*plonk*

* When actors try to simulate the murmur of a crowd, there's a couple of stock phrases that are used, like "rutabaga," "bubblegum," and "peas and carrots." Some plays have the actors say the words loudly and clearly for comedic effect, like Townsville's "rabble rabble rabble."
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