Meaning of tenson in English:

tenson

(also tenzon)

Pronunciation /ˈtɛns(ə)n/

noun

  • 1historical 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’.