Banshee – meaning of the word and examples

A female spirit in traditional Irish stories whose crying sound tells you that someone in your family is going to die. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A female spirit in Gaelic folklore whose appearance or wailing warns a family that one of them will soon die. (Merriam – Webster)

(in Irish folklore) a spirit in the form of a wailing woman who appears to or is heard by members of a family as a sign that one of them is about to die. (


Art station. Banshee.

Banshees are incorporeal undead elf women, known for their unholy screams and the unsettling ability to possess the bodies of their enemies.

Banshee – Wowpedia – Your wiki guide to the World of Warcraft.


1 thought on “Banshee – meaning of the word and examples

  1. I had heard the word but wasn’t exactly sure what the real meaning was…Thank you!


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