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magic realism

or magical realism

noun
  1. a style of painting and literature in which fantastic or imaginary and often unsettling images or events are depicted in a sharply detailed, realistic manner.
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Origin of magic realism

First recorded in 1925–30
Related formsmagic realist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for magic realism

magic realism

magical realism

noun
  1. a style of painting or writing that depicts images or scenes of surreal fantasy in a representational or realistic way
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Derived Formsmagic realist or magical realist, noun
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