HTML Tag Reference - HTML tag <em>

This <em> element causes text to be rendered in italics. It can thus give emphasis to particular words or phrases.

Browser compatibility

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What's new in HTML5


Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

Default CSS Settings

em { 
    font-style: italic;


A demo showing how to use <em> tag.

          The words to <em>emphasize</em> 
          are placed inside the <em>em</em>

Click to view the demo