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Meaning of banshee

ban•shee

Pronunciation: (ban'shē, ban-shē'), [key]
— n.
  1. (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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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