HTML <cite> Tag

The <cite> tag defines the title of creative work, books, paintings, television programs, websites, etc. The text inside the <cite> is displayed in italic.

Use the <blockquote> element to define long quotes, and the <q> element to define short ones.


The <cite> tag comes in pairs. The content is written between the opening (<cite>) and the closing (</cite>) tags.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <p>Michelangelo sculpted <cite>David</cite> between 1501 and 1504</p>



The <cite> tag also supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

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