1historical A contest in verse-making between troubadours.
- 1.1A piece of verse composed for a tenson.poem, piece of poetry, lyric, sonnet, ode, limerick, rhyme, composition, metrical composition, piece of doggerel
- 1.1A piece of verse composed for a tenson.
Mid 19th century from French tenson (related to Provençal tenso), based on Latin tendere ‘to stretch’.
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