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<dt>

The <dt> specifies a term in a description or definition list, and as such must be used inside a <dl> element. It is usually followed by a <dd> element; however, multiple <dt> elements in a row indicate several terms that are all defined by the immediate next <dd> element.

The subsequent <dd> (Description Details) element provides the definition or other related text associated with the term specified using <dt>.

Content categories None.
Permitted content Flow content, but with no <header>, <footer>, sectioning content or heading content descendants.
Tag omission Must have a start tag. The end tag may be omitted if this element is immediately followed by another <dt> or a <dd> element, or if there is no more content in the parent element.
Permitted parents Before a <dt> or a <dd> element, inside a <dl> or (in WHATWG HTML) a <div> that is inside a <dl>.
Implicit ARIA role term
Permitted ARIA roles listitem
DOM interface HTMLElement Up to Gecko 1.9.2 (Firefox 4) inclusive, Firefox implements the HTMLSpanElement interface for this element.

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Example

For an example, see the example provided for the <dl> element.

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
dt Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
dt Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/dt