Definition of Banshees

1. Noun. (plural of banshee) ¹



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Definition of Banshees

1. banshee [n] - See also: banshee

Lexicographical Neighbors of Banshees

banquet
banquet song
banqueted
banqueter
banqueters
banqueting
banquetings
banquetlike
banquets
banquette
banquetter
banquetters
banquettes
bans
banshee
banshees (current term)
banshies
banstickle
banstickles
bansuri
bant
bantam
bantams
bantamweight
bantamweights
banted
banteng
bantengs
banter

Literary usage of Banshees

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland by William Butler Yeats (1920)
"Ill banshees AND WARNINGS Cuchulain went on his way, and Cathbad + that had followed him went with him. And presently they came to a ford, and there they ..."

2. Traces of the Elder Faiths of Ireland: A Folklore Sketch; a Handbook of by William Gregory Wood Martin (1902)
"Poured her long wailings thro' the midnight air:" The banshees warned ... When I heard lamentations, And sad warning cries, From the banshees of many ..."

3. An Unknown Country by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1887)
"I could not say " Yes," and I would not say " No." My young friend looked much delighted. " I am so glad ; for I believe in banshees and leprachauns, ..."

4. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1874)
"Lady Fanshaw, visiting the head of an Irish sept in his moated baronial grange, was made aware that banshees are not peculiar to Scotland. ..."

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