Definition of tenson in English:

tenson

(also tenzon)

noun

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

    1. 1.1A piece of verse composed for a tenson.

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

tenson

/ˈtɛns(ə)n/