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The HTML <dd> element provides the details about or the definition of the preceding term (<dt>) in a description list (<dl>).

Content categories None.
Permitted content Flow content.
Tag omission The start tag is required. The end tag may be omitted if the <dd> element is immediately followed by another <dd> element, or if there is no more content in the parent element.
Permitted parents <dl> or (in WHATWG HTML) a <div> that is inside a <dl>.
Previous sibling <dt> or another <dd> element.
Permitted ARIA roles None
DOM interface HTMLElement

Attributes

This element's attributes include the global attributes.

nowrap
If the value of this attribute is set to yes, the definition text will not wrap. The default value is no.

Example

For an example, see <dl> examples.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<dd>' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of '<dd>' in that specification.
Recommendation  
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of '<dd>' in that specification.
Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1
Notes
Full support 1
Notes
Notes Before Firefox 4, this element was implemented using the HTMLSpanElement interface instead of HTMLElement.
IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
nowrap
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

See also