HTML <small> Tag


Define a smaller text:

<p> - the world's largest web development site.</p>
<p><small>Copyright 1999-2050 by Refsnes Data</small></p>

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Definition and Usage

The <small> tag defines smaller text (and other side comments).

Browser Support

<small> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5


Global Attributes

The <small> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <small> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Text Formatting

HTML DOM reference: Small Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <small> element with the following default values:


small {
    font-size: smaller;

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