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The <abbr> tag(Abbreviation) in HTML is used to define the abbreviation or short form of an element. The <abbr> and <acronym> tags are used as shortened versions and used to represent a series of letters. The abbreviation is used to provide useful information to browsers, translation systems, and search-engines.


<abbr title=""> Short form </abbr>

Attribute: This tag accepts an optional attribute as mentioned above and described below:

  • title: It is used to specify extra information about the element. When the mouse moves over the element then it shows the information.



<!DOCTYPE html>
    <h2>This is abbr Tag</h2>
    <abbr title="GeeksforGeeks">GFG</abbr>



abbr Tag

Supported Browser: 

  • Google Chrome 2 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Internet Explorer 7 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Opera
  • Safari
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Last Updated : 05 Jul, 2023
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