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banshee

ban shee

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

  • The star-spangled nights at Payette Lake are beautifully clear; only the city-bred get any feel of the banshee, the barghest, the ouphe (rhymes with out) or other beasts .
  • He began by aping Guthrie's tinny tenor, but pushing it farther, into a siren wail, into banshee territory.
  • 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.
Quotes

  • Greg Kinnear in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • Doug Brocail in USA Today
    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."
  • Ron White in Detroit Free Press
    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."

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