HTML <dfn> Tag

Description

As a rule, in a document, when a new term is mentioned, it is highlighted in italics and its definition is given. When using this term in the future, it is considered already known to the reader. The <dfn> HTML element is used to highlight such terms when they first appear in the text.
Browsers typically display the contents of a <dfn> element in italics.

Properties

Permitted Parents
Any element that accepts phrasing content
Content
Inline and text
Start/End Tags
Start tag: required, End tag: required

Example

<dfn>Definition</dfn>: To define the meaning of a word, phrase or term.

Attributes

None

Global Attributes

The <dfn> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML5

Event Attributes

The <dfn> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML5

Browser Support

Desktop
Explorer Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
YesYesYes1YesYes
Tablets / Mobile
Android Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung
YesYes4YesYesYes