HTML <em> Tag

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<p>Normal text <em>emphasized text</em></p>


The <em> inline element emphasized text, which many browsers will display as italic text.

Typically this element is displayed in italic type. However, it should not be used to apply italic styling; use the CSS font-style property for that purpose.

Version: HTML 2, 3.2, 4, 4.01, 5

Standard Syntax


Browser Support


Global Attributes

<em> element also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

<em> element also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

By Default CSS Value(s)

Most of the browsers will display the <em> element with the following by default value(s)

em {
	font-style: italic;

Related Tags:

<a>, <abbr>, <b>, <bdi>, <bdo>, <br>, <cite>, <code>, <data>, <dfn>, <i>, <kbd>, <mark>, <q>, <rp>, <rt>, <ruby>, <s>, <samp>, <small>, <span>, <strong>, <sub>, <sup>, <time>, <u>, <var> and <wbr>
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