HTML Phrase Elements

HTML Tags for Phrase Elements in HTML 5

Phrase elements, as defined in HTML 4, are one type of inline element that can be used to mark up phrases and are some of the tags that can be used in phrasing content. Each type of phrase element indicates a particular semantic meaning to the phrase in its inner HTML.

<abbr> tag
The <abbr> tag should be used for both acronyms and abbreviations.
<acronym> tag
The <acronym> tag is one of the deprecated tags in HTML 5.
<cite> tag
<code> tag
<dfn> tag
<em> tag
<figcaption> tag
<kbd> tag
<mark> tag
<q> tag
<s> tag
for content that is inaccurate, incorrect or no longer relevant, often displayed in a strike-through font using a text-decoration: line-through style
<samp> tag
<strong> tag
<sub> tag
<sup> tag
<time> tag
<u> tag
<var> tag

The HTML style elements below can also be used to mark up phrases and give them some visual distinction without indicating any additional semantic meaning.