Definition of tenson in English:

tenson

(also tenzon)

noun

historical
  • 1A contest in verse-making between troubadours.

    1. 1.1 A piece of verse composed for a tenson.
      poem, piece of poetry, lyric, sonnet, ode, limerick, rhyme, composition, metrical composition, piece of doggerel
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from French tenson (related to Provençal tenso), based on Latin tendere to stretch.

Pronunciation:

tenson

/ˈtɛns(ə)n/