definition list:simple

Simple definition lists are created using the dl. signature with a term and definition on each line in the block. A : (colon) with a space on either side is used to separate the term and definition.

Note: a colon without a preceding space is just an ordinary colon and can be used as such within the term and definition parts.

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dl. dog : furry barker
kangaroo : a large hopping marsupial
cat : a quiet feline
dog
furry barker
kangaroo
a large hopping marsupial
cat
a quiet feline

XHTML generated

<dl>
  <dt>dog</dt>
    <dd> furry barker</dd>
  <dt>kangaroo</dt>
    <dd> a large hopping marsupial</dd>
  <dt>cat</dt>
    <dd> a quiet feline</dd>
</dl>