Meaning of tenson in English:

tenson

Pronunciation /ˈtɛns(ə)n/

noun

(also tenzon)
  • 1 historical A contest in verse-making between troubadours.

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

Origin

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