tenson

[ ten-sohn ]
/ tɛnˈsoʊn /
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noun

a Provençal poem taking the form of a dialogue or debate between two rival troubadours.

Nearby words

  1. tension curve,
  2. tension headache,
  3. tension suture,
  4. tensity,
  5. tensive,
  6. tensor,
  7. tensor analysis,
  8. tensor bandage,
  9. tensor muscle of broad fascia,
  10. tensor muscle of soft palate

Origin of tenson

1830–40; < French; Old French tençon < Provençal tensoun, tenso contest, dispute < Latin tēnsiōn- (stem of tēnsiō); see tension

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