HTML Tag Reference - HTML tag <dt>

This element is known as the definition term, and it is used in conjunction with the <dl> and <dd> elements. The <dl> element is a definition list that you can use to contain multiple definition terms, <dt>, along with definition descriptions, <dd>.

Browser compatibility

<dt> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

What's new in HTML5


Global Attributes

The <dt> tag supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <dt> tag supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

Default CSS Settings

dt { 
    display: block;


A demo showing how to use <dt> tag.

          <dd>an html element.</dd>
          <dd>a style sheet property.</dd>
          <dd>a JavaScript property.</dd>
          <dd>a JavaScript method.</dd>
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