Definition of banshee in English:
(In Irish legend) a female spirit whose wailing warns of an impending death in a house: the little girl dropped her ice cream and began to howl like a banshee [as modifier]: a horrible banshee wail
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- The good folk of Ireland quail in their beds when they hear the banshee wail of the Irish Postie.
- Harry and Dolly have been in and out like Swiss cuckoos, demanding I open the door the instant the rain has stopped and the wind dropped, then wailing like banshees when things got bad again.
- I croaked, woken from my recurrent dream of loading reams of information onto the computer, by a banshee wail that went on and on, somewhere in the very near vicinity.
Words that rhyme with bansheeComanche
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