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tenson

[ten-sohn] /tɛnˈsoʊn/
noun
1.
a Provençal poem taking the form of a dialogue or debate between two rival troubadours.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French; Old French tençon < Provençal tensoun, tenso contest, dispute < Latin tēnsiōn- (stem of tēnsiō); see tension
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