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HTML <dd> Tag


A description list, with terms and descriptions:

  <dd>Black hot drink</dd>
  <dd>White cold drink</dd>
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Definition and Usage

The <dd> tag is used to describe a term/name in a description list.

The <dd> tag is used in conjunction with <dl> (defines a description list) and <dt> (defines terms/names).

Inside a <dd> tag you can put paragraphs, line breaks, images, links, lists, etc.

Browser Support

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Global Attributes

The <dd> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <dd> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Lists

HTML DOM reference: DD Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <dd> element with the following default values:


dd {
  display: block;
  margin-left: 40px;
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