HTML Description Lists

A description list is a list of terms, with a description of each term.

The <dl> tag defines the description list, the <dt> tag defines the term (name), and the <dd> tag describes each term:

Example

<dl>
  <dt>Coffee</dt>
  <dd>- black hot drink</dd>
  <dt>Milk</dt>
  <dd>- white cold drink</dd>
</dl>

Chapter Summary

  • Use the HTML <dl> element to define a description list
  • Use the HTML <dt> element to define the description term
  • Use the HTML <dd> element to describe the term in a description list

HTML List Tags

TagDescription
<ul>Defines an unordered list
<ol>Defines an ordered list
<li>Defines a list item
<dl>Defines a description list
<dt>Defines a term in a description list
<dd>Describes the term in a description list