Big Word Shout

When anyone shouts a single word hard and loud (although that one word can be shouted more than once), for various reasons, as long as the reason is other than actually needing to shout. If someone is shouting because of a noisy room, someone is far away, or that someone is barking out orders, it doesn't count.

If the word is someone's name, this often takes the form of a Skyward Scream.

If any other word is included, even if it's not shouted, it doesn't count as this trope.

A Sub-Trope of Chewing the Scenery.

A Super Trope to:

Compare GASP!, Say My Name, Calling Your Attacks, Metal Scream, Death Wail, Big "OMG!", Big "Shut Up!", Punctuated! For! Emphasis! (those three would be sub tropes, but use more than one word).

Kiai is a variant of this, when used as Kung-Foley.

Not to be confused with Big Words.


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  • "SUUUURGE!" from one of Coca-Cola's attempts to enter the citrus soda market dominated by Mountain Dew.
  • "Cillit BANG!"
  • "SEGA!": The Sega Scream from North American commercials for the Sega Genesis and its add-ons, the Sega CD and 32X. Some commercials for Genesis ports of third party games used the scream. Used in-game in at least one title: Sonic 3D Blast.
    • "SE-GAAAAA!": While best known in North America for it's use in Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, and 3 (and Knuckles), this jingle was used in Japanese commercials for all of Sega's console offerings from the SG-1000, to the Sega Saturn (when it was replaced by the "Segata Sanshiro" campaign).
  • "BARNEY!!"note : In almost every commercial for Post's "Pebbles" cereals, Barney would try to trick Fred into giving him his Pebbles by using all sorts of Paper Thin Disguises only for something to cause Barney to reveal himself with Fred chasing after him. This hasn't been used in the last few years, however.
  • "HARRISON!": from a 2009 advert for Specsavers.
  • "(It's) BACON!!!"note 
  • "AFLAC!!!"

    Anime & Manga 

  • The late, great country comedienne Minnie Pearl: "HOWDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!"note 

    Comic Books 

    Comic Strips 

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    Films — Animation 
  • Toy Story: "B-B-B-B-B-B-BUUUUUUUUUUZZZZZ!!!"

    Films — Live-Action 

  • Done in every one of the Pigeon books, big enough to fill a double-page spread.
  • CINDERELLA!!note 

    Live-Action TV 

  • Alice Cooper: "STEEEEVEN?"
  • The Wall: STOP!
  • Kaizers Orchestra and their: "HALLELUUUUUUUJA"
    • Or Handel and his (except that's more of a HAAAAALLELUJAH or, at the end of the piece, HALLEEEEEEEEELUJAAAAAAAH!)
  • Underground Metal (death, black, etc), and sometimes even mainstream genres (e.g., such "hair" metal) will often have this at some point.
  • "Hit and Run" by Loletta Holloway: "When it comes to... LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!"
  • This also often occurs in classical opera.
  • This was a trademark of the late mambo / salsa singer Célia Cruz: "¡AZÚCAR!" (lit.: "sugar")
  • This happens in the song Clarity by Zedd featuring Foxes:
    "If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?"


    Pro Wrestling 

  • Korean Starcraft commentarots: "GEEEEEGEEEEEEEE!"
  • Murray Walker's BBC commentary on Formula One: "And it's...GO GO GO GO GO!"
  • An old golf expression: "FORE!"


    Video Games 

    Visual Novels 
  • Ace Attorney:
    • Very, very frequent: "OBJECTION!" "GOTCHA!" "EUREKA!" "SILENCE!"
    • The series also has various other moments were a word is shouted out, a lot of the time in captials with multiple exclamation points and even a lot of the time drawn out. "WHAAAAT?!" is pretty common, as is "N-NOOOOOOOOO!!". In Dual Destinies even Edgeworth does one of these, when Phoenix proves that the true murderer posed as the victim whom they had just killed.
      Edgeworth: B-But that's...Im...Im...IMMMPOSSIBLEEEEEEEE!!!

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