sword and sorcery
sword and sorcery (not comparable)
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- (idiomatic) Of or pertaining to a genre of narratives—including short stories, novels, television shows, films, and computer games—which combines wizardry and other fantastical supernatural elements with violent combat using medieval weaponry.
- 1972, Don Davidson, "Sword and Sorcery Fiction: An Annotated Book List," The English Journal, vol. 61, no. 1, p. 44,
- In the typical Sword and Sorcery novel, the setting resembles the misty landscape of Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, in that larger-than-life heroes struggle against strange and nightmarish antagonists.