HTML <dd> Tag

HTML <dd> tag, together with the <dl> and <dt> tags, are used to create a definition list. The <dd> tag contains a description of the term, which is defined by the <dt> tag. To determine the list itself, we use the <dl> tag. One term may have several definitions in the description list. (Learn more about HTML lists).

The <dd> tag is a block-level element and can include other elements: paragraphs, lists, images, links and so on.

The default content of the <dd> element has an outer margin on the left side.

Syntax

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

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h1>Definition list:</h1>
    <dl>
      <dt>Tea</dt>
      <dd>- hot drink</dd>
      <dt>Juice</dt>
      <dd>- ice drink</dd>
    </dl>
  </body>
</html>

Result

The <dd> tag can be used for inserting a dialogue.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <dl>
      <dt>George</dt>
      <dd>Hi</dd>
      <dd>What’s up?</dd>
      <dt>Mary</dt>
      <dd>Hi.</dd>
      <dd>I’m doing well, what about you?</dd>
      <dt>George</dt>
      <dd>Thanks, everything is fine. What are you doing?</dd>
      <dt>Mary</dt>
      <dd>I’m going to a party today in the evening. And you?</dd>
    </dl>
  </body>
</html>

Result

Attributes

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

Browser support