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BANSHEE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does banshee mean? 

BANSHEE (noun)
  The noun BANSHEE has 1 sense:

1. (Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death

  Familiarity information: BANSHEE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BANSHEE (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

banshee; banshie

Hypernyms ("banshee" is a kind of...):

disembodied spirit; spirit (any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings)

Domain category:

folklore (the unwritten literature (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture)

Domain region:

Emerald Isle; Hibernia; Ireland (an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland)


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