banshee banshee  /bæn ˈʃi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death

Usage(s):

  1. He began by aping Guthrie's tinny tenor, but pushing it farther, into a siren wail, into banshee territory.
  2. Heavy-metal rock, with its raw lyrics, pummeling beats, banshee vocals and buzz-saw guitars, seems custom-made for leather-clad lowlifes with tattooed biceps and lobotomized brains.
  3. It bleeds green, howls like an aggravated banshee, multiplies by dropping seeds into the earth.

News

  • ‘Banshee’ begins filming today in west Rowan

    SALISBURY — The Cinemax suspense TV series “Banshee” started filming in western Rowan County this morning and crews plan to be in the area for about a week.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Salisbury Post

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Quotes

  1. "There was also 'Darby O'Gill and the Little People,'" Kinnear said, referring to the 1959 supernatural fantasy set in Ireland that featured a terrifying banshee foretelling doom. "That banshee scared the bejesus out of me. The banshee stands...
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Greg Kinnear Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Honestly, I thought it was going to go extra innings or I was going to get booed like a banshee," Brocail said. "I don't what else in the magic show I've got left."
    on May 24, 2008 By: Doug Brocail Source: USA Today

  3. "I look like I'm 50. I feel like I'm 50. But I don't mind it. I was such a banshee when I was 40 and a bigger banshee when I was 30 that I'm lucky," White says. "If life was fair, I'd be dead. So, thank God, it's not."
    on Mar 2, 2007 By: Ron White Source: Detroit Free Press

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