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howl like a banshee

To scream, howl, or screech in a very loud, high-pitched, and unsettling manner. Some animal has been howling like a banshee in the alleyway all night long. Kids, stop howling like a banshees back there! I need to focus on driving and I can barely hear myself think!
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scream like a banshee

To scream, howl, or screech in a very loud, high-pitched, and unsettling manner. Some animal has been screaming like a banshee in the alleyway all night long. Kids, stop screaming like a banshees back there! I need to focus on driving and I can barely hear myself think!
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shriek like a banshee

To scream, howl, or screech in a very loud, high-pitched, and unsettling manner. Some animal has been shrieking like a banshee in the alleyway all night long. Kids, stop shrieking like a banshees back there! I need to focus on driving and I can barely hear myself think!
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cry like a banshee

1. To sob in a very loud, hysterical manner. She's been up in her room crying like a banshee ever since the breakup. I cried like a banshee the day we had to go put my dog to sleep.
2. To scream, howl, or screech in a very loud, high-pitched, and unsettling manner. Some animal has been crying like a banshee in the alleyway all night long. Kids, stop crying like a banshees back there! I need to focus on driving and I can barely hear myself think!
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wail like a banshee

To scream, howl, or screech in a very loud, high-pitched, and unsettling manner. Some animal has been wailing like a banshee in the alleyway all night long. Kids, stop wailing like a banshees back there! I need to focus on driving and I can barely hear myself think!
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wail like a banshee

Scream shrilly, as in Terrified, she wailed like a banshee. In Irish folklore, a banshee is a spirit in the form of a wailing woman whose appearance is an omen that one member of a family will die. The simile dates from the late 1800s.
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wail like a banshee, to

To scream shrilly. In Irish folklore, a “banshee” is a spirit in the form of a wailing woman who appears or is heard as a sign that one member of a family will soon die. The word appeared in English (from the Gaelic bean sidhe) in the second half of the eighteenth century. The simile dates from the late nineteenth century.
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