- (in Shakespeare's Macbeth) a murdered thane whose ghost appears to Macbeth.
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Taking up an apple, he becomes Banquo; taking up a doll he is Malcolm, son of slain King Duncan.Madbeth: Alan Cumming Plays Almost Every Role in “Macbeth”
April 23, 2013
He stared at it pallidly, like Macbeth at the ghost of Banquo.The Girl on the Boat
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
The black-haired pianist shook his locks at her like Banquo.Jill the Reckless
P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
And "Banquo" was the word that the Administrator telegraphed.Bones
Why does the ghost of Banquo appear to Macbeth, and not the ghost of Duncan?Home Life in Germany
Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
It has haunted me during the past night, like Banquo's ghost.