HTML <acronym> Tag

The <acronym> tag tells the browser that the characters it contains are an acronym or abbreviation. To decipher an acronym, the global title attribute is used (displayed as a pop-up text prompt when you hover your mouse over an acronym).

The <acronym> tag is not supported in HTML5. Use the <abbr> tag instead.


The <acronym> tag comes in pairs, so the closing (</abbr>) tag is required.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <p>Hover the mouse cursor over acronym HTML</p>
    <acronym title="Hyper Text Markup Language">HTML</acronym>



The <acronym> tag supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

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