tenson

[ ten-sohn ]
/ tɛnˈsoʊn /

noun

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

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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