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HTML Phrase tag

The HTML phrase tags are special purpose tags, which defines the structural meaning of a block of text or semantics of text. Following is the list of phrase tags, some of which we have already discussed in HTML formatting.

  • Abbreviation tag : <abbr>
  • Acronym tag: <acronym> (not supported in HTML5)
  • Marked tag: <mark>
  • Strong tag: <strong>
  • Emphasized tag : <em>
  • Definition tag: <dfn>
  • Quoting tag: <blockquote>
  • Short quote tag : <q>
  • Code tag: <code>
  • Keyboard tag: <kbd>
  • Address tag: <address>

1. Text Abbreviation tag

This tag is used to abbreviate a text. To abbreviate a text, write text between <abbr> and </abbr> tag.

Example

Output:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <h2> Hypertext Markup language </h2> <p>An <abbr title = "Hypertext Markup language">HTML </abbr>language is used to create web pages. </p> </body> </html>
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HTML Phrase tag

2. Marked tag:

The content written between <mark> and </mark> tag will show as yellow mark on browser. This tag is used to highlight a particular text.

Example

Output:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <h2>Example of mark tag</h2> <p>This tag will <mark>highlight</mark> the text.</p> </body> </html>
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HTML Phrase tag

3. Strong text:

This tag is used to display the important text of the content. The text written between <strong> and </strong> will be displayed as important text.

Example

Output:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <h2>Example of strong tag</h2> <p>In HTML, it is recommended to use <strong>lower-case</strong>, while writing a code. </p> </body> </html>
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HTML Phrase tag

4. Emphasized text

This tag is used to emphasize the text, and displayed the text in italic form. The text written between <em> and </em> tag will italicized the text.

Example

Output:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <h2>Example of emphasized tag</h2> <p>HTML is an <em>easy </em>to learn language.</p> </body> </html>
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HTML Phrase tag

5. Definition tag:

When you use the <dfn> and </dfn> tags, it allow to specify the keyword of the content. Following is the example to show how to definition element.

Example

Output:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <h2>Example of definition element</h2> <p><dfn>HTML </dfn> is a markup language. </p> </body> </html>
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HTML Phrase tag

6. Quoting text:

The HTML <blockquote> element shows that the enclosed content is quoted from another source. The Source URL can be given using the cite attribute, and text representation of source can display using <cite> ..... </cite>element.

Example

Output:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <h2>Example of blockquote element</h2> <blockquote cite="https://www.keepinspiring.me/famous-quotes/"><p>"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself."</p></blockquote> <cite>-Mark Caine</cite> </body> </html>
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HTML Phrase tag

7. Short Quotations:

An HTML <q> ....... </q> element defines a short quotation. If you will put any content between <q> ....... </q>, then it will enclose the text in double quotes.

Example:

Output:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <p>Great Motivational quote</p> <p>Steve Jobs said: <q>If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don?t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.</q>?</p> </body> </html>
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HTML Phrase tag

8. Code tags

The HTML <code> </code> element is used to display the part of computer code. It will display the content in monospaced font.

Output:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <p>First Java program</p> <p><code>class Simple{ public static void main(String args[]){ System.out.println("Hello Java"); }} </code> </p> </body> </html>
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HTML Phrase tag

9. Keyboard Tag

In HTML the keyboard tag, <kbd>, indicates that a section of content is a user input from keyboard.

Output:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <p>Keyboard input. </p> <p>Please press <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>Shift</kbd> + t<kbd></kbd> to restore page on chrome.</p> </body> </html>
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HTML Phrase tag

10. Address tag

An HTML <address> tag defines the contact information about the author of the content. The content written between <address> and </address> tag, then it will be displayed in italic font.

Output:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <p>Address Tag</p> <address> You can ask your queries by contact us on <a href=" ">example123@newdomain.com</a> <br> You can also visit at: <br>58 S. Garfield Street. Villa Rica, GA 30187. </address> </body> </html>
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HTML Phrase tag
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