bansheenoun [ C ]uk /ˈbæn.ʃiː/ us /ˈbæn.ʃiː/
Examples from literature
- He even believed,—or thought he believed,— in banshees.
- He marched his men up, with the thin wailing of a banshee in his ears.
- Long and lamentable, as the warning cry of the banshee, wailed the dreary blast.
- The west wind with an awful wail and roar rushed into the shack, carrying with it the fairies and the gnomes and the sprites and the banshees.
- Then Polly sewed, and told a story about a beautiful maiden in a lonely tower, and an old banshee that went about nights, howling, and knocking at folks' windows.
- There was a shrill scream from the banshee.