The <dd> provides the description, definition, or value for the preceding term (<dt>) in a description list (<dl>).

Content categories None.
Permitted content Flow content.
Tag omission The start tag is required. The end tag may be omitted if the <dd> element is immediately followed by another <dd> element or a <dt> element, or if there is no more content in the parent element.
Permitted parents <dl> or (in WHATWG HTML) a <div> that is inside a <dl>.
Previous sibling <dt> or another <dd> element.
Implicit ARIA role definition
Permitted ARIA roles No role permitted
DOM interface HTMLElement


This element's attributes include the global attributes.

If the value of this attribute is set to yes, the definition text will not wrap. The default value is no.


For an example, see <dl> examples.


Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
dd Yes 12 1
Before Firefox 4, this element was implemented using the HTMLSpanElement interface instead of HTMLElement.
Yes Yes Yes
nowrap Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
dd Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
nowrap Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes

See also

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