HTML <small> (Small Text) Tag

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<p>This is <small>small</small> text</p>


The <small> inline element renders the enclosed text one font size smaller than a document’s base font size, unless it is already set to the smallest size.

This element is equivalent to using font-size: smaller; CSS property.

The <small> tag can be used multiple times to decrease the size of text to a greater degree. Using more than six <small> tags together doesn’t make sense because browsers only support relative font sizes from 1 to 7 or, in CSS, from xx-small to xx-large.

Version: HTML 3.2, 4, 4.01, 5

Standard Syntax


Browser Support


Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

By Default CSS Value(s)

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

small { 
  font-size: smaller;

Related Tags:

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