Published Jun 9, 2022Updated Jul 1, 2022
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The <dt> element describes a term found inside a <dl> element. It usually comes with at least one corresponding <dd> details element.


<!-- <dd> detail(s) here -->

In order to render correctly, the <dt> element must be placed inside a <dl> element.


In the example below, the <dt> element is used (and highlighted with some styling):

<!DOCTYPE html>
<!-- Styles are omitted in this example. -->
<dt class="term">Aardvark</dt>
<dd class="detail">
A large burrowing African mammal that feeds on ants and termites with
its long sticky tongue.

The following output would be rendered:

Example of d t tag

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