Definition of tenson in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈtɛns(ə)n/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also tenzon)


1A contest in verse-making between troubadours.
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'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ten¦son

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.