HTML <dt> Tag

The HTML <dt> tag is a tag used for the HTML Description List or Definition List. As the name itself suggests, it is used to display elements in definition form. It thus works much like a dictionary. To define the description list three tags are used. These are:

  • <dl> tag: Used to define the description list.
  • <dt> tag: Used to define the data term.
  • <dd> tag: Used to define data definition or description.


<!DOCTYPE html>
  <dd>I am a Fruit.</dd>
  <dd>I am a Flower.</dd>



In the above example, we are using the HTML <dl> tag to define the data terms.

Global Attributes:

The Global attributes are supported by the HTML <dt> tag.

Event Attributes:

The Event attributes are supported by the HTML <dt> tag.

Supporting Browsers:

Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera and Safari.

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