how to pronounce banshee


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the above transcription of banshee is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

banshee is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of banshee in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… having me banshee my Nigerian and team …”

meanings of banshee


  1. A noisy or ill-tempered woman.
  2. A female spirit, usually taking the form of a woman whose mournful wailing warns of an impending death.

banshee frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word banshee occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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