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HTML also supports description lists.


HTML Description Lists

A description list is a list of terms, with a description of each term.

The <dl> tag defines the description list, the <dt> tag defines the term (name), and the <dd> tag describes each term:

Example

<dl>
  <dt>Coffee</dt>
  <dd>- black hot drink</dd>
  <dt>Milk</dt>
  <dd>- white cold drink</dd>
</dl>
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Chapter Summary

  • Use the HTML <dl> element to define a description list
  • Use the HTML <dt> element to define the description term
  • Use the HTML <dd> element to describe the term in a description list

HTML Exercises

Test Yourself With Exercises

Exercise:

Use the correct HTML elements to make a description of each term in the description list.

<dl>
  <dt>Coffee</dt>
  - black hot drink
  <dt>Milk</dt>
  - white cold drink
</dl>

Start the Exercise


HTML List Tags

Tag Description
<ul> Defines an unordered list
<ol> Defines an ordered list
<li> Defines a list item
<dl> Defines a description list
<dt> Defines a term in a description list
<dd> Describes the term in a description list

For a complete list of all available HTML tags, visit our HTML Tag Reference.