HTML <small> Tag

The <small> tag renders text with a smaller font. The text size is one point-size smaller than the default text size.




A <small> tag that renders text with a smaller font size.

The website has a section on shrinking stories.

<p>The website has a section on <small>shrinking stories</small>.</p>  

Using <small>

The <small> tag is used to display smaller text.

This element is displayed one font-size smaller then the default font.

More Examples

A <small> element with copyright information.

Please join us coming Saturday.

All materials © Copyright 2021 SNL.

<p>Please join us coming Saturday.</p>  
<p><small>All materials &copy; Copyright 2021 SNL.</small></p>

Attributes for <small>

The <small> element has no attributes, but it does accept global attributes.
The following are commonly used.

Attribute Value Description
id    value Provides the small element with a unique identifier.
class    classnames Assigns one or more classnames to the small element.
style    CSS-values Assigns CSS style values to the small element.

For additional global attributes see our global attributes list.

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Using the <small> element correctly

The <small> element is used to mark side comments.

For example, copyright statements or licensing information located in a footer.

<small> is an inline element and should only cover limited pieces of text.

Browser support

Here is when <small> support started for each browser:

1.0 Sep 2008
1.0 Sep 2002
1.0 Aug 1995
1.0 Jan 2006
1.0 Jan 2003

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