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banshees

noun
plural of banshee

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a female spirit in Irish and Scottish stories who cries loudly to warn people that someone is going to die soon
  • claimed to have heard the terrifying wail of a banshee

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“Banshees.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/banshees. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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