bansheebanshee | meaning of banshee in Collins Dictionariesbanshee meaning, definition, what is banshee: (in Irish folklore) a female spirit whose wailing warns of impending death: Learn more.(in Irish folklore) a female spirit whose wailing warns of impending deathWhat does banshee mean and how do you use banshee in a sentence?[URL]/banshee
C18: from Irish Gaelic bean sídhe, literally: woman of the fairy mound
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countable nounIn Irish folk stories, a banshee is a female spirit who warns you by her long, sadcry that someone in your family is going to die.
Example sentences containing 'banshee'
The wind was howling between the trees, the sound sometimes rising to a banshee wail, sometimes falling to a moan.Erskine, Barbara MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACEFlinging herself on the sofa, wailing like a banshee ,' Maggielaughed.Sue Welfare FALLEN WOMENRight as we got to the top near the exitdoor, Maggie letloose a banshee yell and fell backwards down the stairs.Shell, Ray ICEDNow he was going to have to pay the price, and the last thing he wanted to hear at eight in the morning was a screaming banshee.Susan Elizabeth Phillips NOBODY'S BABY BUT MINE