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Meaning of "banshee" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BANSHEE

From Irish Gaelic bean sídhe, literally: woman of the fairy mound.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BANSHEE

banshee  [ˈbænʃiː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BANSHEE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Banshee is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BANSHEE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

banshee

Banshee

The banshee, from Irish: bean sí is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the underworld. In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. In Scottish Gaelic mythology, she is known as the bean sìth or bean nighe and is seen washing the bloodstained clothes or armour of those who are about to die. Alleged sightings of banshees have been reported as recently as 1948. Similar beings are also found in Welsh, Norse and American folklore.

Definition of banshee in the English dictionary

The definition of banshee in the dictionary is a female spirit whose wailing warns of impending death.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BANSHEE


bocce
ˈbɒtʃiː
chichi
ˈʃiːˌʃiː
Clichy
kliːˈʃiː
hachis
hɑːˈʃiː
Hsi
ʃiː
Jiangxi
ˈdʒjæŋˈʃiː
Kashi
ˈkɑːˈʃiː
kimchi
ˈkɪmtʃiː
Kochi
kəʊˈtʃiː
lichee
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
litchi
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
lychee
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
mirchi
miːrˈtʃiː
munshi
ˈmuːnʃiː
qi
tʃiː
Shaanxi
ˈʃænˈʃiː
Shanxi
ˈʃænˈʃiː
she
ʃiː
specie
ˈspiːʃiː
Wuxi
ˈwuːˈʃiː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BANSHEE

banns
banoffee
banoffi
banquet
banqueteer
banqueter
banqueting hall
banquette
bans
bansela
Banstead
bant
bantam
bantamweight
banteng
banter
banterer
bantering
banteringly
banting

WORDS THAT END LIKE BANSHEE

buckshee
bukshee
chee-chee
chinkerinchee
coachee
couchee
debauchee
ditrochee
geechee
ghee
hee-hee
prithee
Rhee
rushee
spahee
tee-hee
thee
towhee
trochee
whee

Synonyms and antonyms of banshee in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «banshee» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BANSHEE

Find out the translation of banshee to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of banshee from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «banshee» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

女妖
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

banshee
570 millions of speakers

English

banshee
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

BANSHEE
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشؤم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

банши
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

banshee
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Banshee
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

banshee
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Banshee
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

banshee
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バンシー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

밴시
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Banshee
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

banshee
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Banshee
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बन्सी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ölüm perisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

banshee
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Banshee
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Банши
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Banshee
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

banshee
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Banshee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

banshee
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Banshee
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of banshee

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BANSHEE»

The term «banshee» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.808 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BANSHEE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «banshee» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «banshee» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about banshee

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BANSHEE»

Discover the use of banshee in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to banshee and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Banshee
When Terry wakes up in the middle of the night to horrible screeching, he thinks the Banshee has come to pay his family a visit.
Eve Bunting, 2009
2
The Devil, the Banshee and Me
Noticing that someone has moved into the old house in the cemetery across the street, Will decides to pay a visit, but strange happenings make Will decide to keep watch from a safe distance until he can figure out his new neighbors.
L. M. Falcone, 2006
3
The Book Of The Banshee
It's war in the Flowers household.
Anne Fine, 2010
4
The Banshee
This comprehensive study of banshee mythology from folklorist Elliott O'Donnell is one of the most extensive volumes ever published on the subject.
Elliot O'Donnell, 2012
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Banshee Angel of Judgement
She was the banshee who sought revenge against those she saw as guilty and deserving of imprisonment in her jar.
Billy Young, 2008
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The Alleged Counterparts of the Banshee: Magical Creatures, ...
Varla Ventura, fan favorite on Huffington Post’s Weird News, frequent guest on Coast to Coast, and bestselling author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces a new Weiser Books Collection of forgotten crypto-classics.
Elliot O'Donnell, Varla Ventura, 2012
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The Banshee: The Irish Death Messenger
A fascinating look at one of the oldest and most mysterious characters in Irish folklore with enduring worldwide appeal -- The myth of the banshee is still alive and well in many parts of Ireland This examination of the banshee, in Irish ...
Patricia Lysaght, 1997
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The Mystery of Banshee Towers
Who is wailing at Banshee Towers? Screaming Banshees are not the only mystery at Banshee Towers – it holds other secrets too. Join the Five Find-Outers for their final case.
Enid Blyton, 2013
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Banshee Screams
Pinnacle's newest roleplaying game kicks off with a bang in November.
Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith, 2000
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The Banshee House: A STORY OF MYSTERY, MURDER, AND ADVENTURE
Quietly, without drawing attention to themselves, a group of five men and two women, all with a special concern, met secretly to discuss the impact of the planned construction project at the local old abandoned hotel.
Brad McClure, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BANSHEE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term banshee is used in the context of the following news items.
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National Geographic Channel Announces Cast of Movie Event …
Tatanka Means (“Banshee”) plays Hobbamock, one of Massasoit's men and a Pniese — an elite warrior thought to be unkillable in battle. «TVbytheNumbers, Jul 15»
2
The 13 Most Terrifying Moments From 'Teen Wolf''s Double Premiere …
Season 5 kicked off with the lifeless banshee in the Eichen House bathroom. You know Eichen House, right? It's where the crazies go. We can't ... «MTV.com, Jul 15»
3
Rihanna's BBHMM video has horrified many feminists – but I saw an …
TV critic Miss Banshee offers the view that I believe: "The whole point is that they bring [the wife] into this world and like a gang, they have to ... «New Statesman, Jul 15»
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Matt Ouimet talks about Cedar Fair | Sandusky Register
You have heard me talk about some of the recent successes of our dark rides, certainly Banshee in Cincinnati is still doing well, our investment ... «Sandusky Register, Jul 15»
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Completely Unchained to become primarily unbridled at Fakefest …
The vocalist says that it's the attitude and the details that really bring about the transformation, not just scorching guitars and banshee-like howls ... «Press of Atlantic City, Jul 15»
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Halo 5: Guardians Warzone Gameplay - Dan Flies a Banshee Drunk
During E3, Microsoft lifted the lid on Halo 5: Guardians' Warzone multiplayer mode, a game-type in which everything good about Halo ... «XboxAchievements, Jul 15»
7
Banshee Star Tyson Sullivan Went from Toyota Delivery Truck to …
The funny part about car people who are turning famous and move to Los Angeles is when you find out what their dream car really is. Regularly ... «autoevolution, Jul 15»
8
Banshee 3×05 Tribal recap
Chayton (Geno Segers) escalated his war to shocking new extremes on the latest episode of Banshee. If you haven't seen the latest episode of ... «Entertainment Focus, Jul 15»
9
Banshee 3×05 Tribal preview
As Banshee drew to a close this week, all hell was about to break loose as Chayton (Geno Segers) stepped up his revenge plan. Rebecca (Lili ... «Entertainment Focus, Jun 15»
10
Life As A Banshee, When People Aren't Attempting To Kill You
Your life as a banshee would mean that she could save so many lives. You could accomplish a ton of good deeds to balance out all the ... «Clapway, Jun 15»

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