scream like a banshee

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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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AMAN suffering the effect of a now-banned "legal high" ran out of his house into the path of a car, burst into a pub "screaming like a banshee" and tried to throw himself head-first through a window, an inquest has heard.
In the past I have attended services and these have been disrupted by the disgusting behaviour of young people screaming like a banshee or skate-boarding.
She was swinging her fists like Mike Tyson and screaming like a Banshee.
"I have had a phobia about bees since childhood when a single one would have me screaming like a banshee," said Paula.
Reading or watching great monster stories, we get to accompany the frightened heroes or heroines as they descend into the dragon's lair; crane our necks over the tops of books or movie seats and peek into the dank recesses of the giant cyclops' cave; stretch out our trembling hands and actually touch the monster's reptilian scales, hairy paws, or cloven hoofs; and then run screaming like a banshee the instant it wakes from its slumber.
She said: "I was screaming like a banshee when they told me.