: a markup language that is used to create documents on the World Wide Web incorporating text, graphics, sound, video, and hyperlinks

Examples of HTML in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the height of the site’s popularity, the competition led some users to protect their pages by disabling the right-click function that allowed others to access their HTML codes. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, 12 Apr. 2024 They are designed using HTML 5 and other related technologies. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 8 Mar. 2024 The joke appears to be a photoshopped version of a notice that went out last year notifying users that Gmail Basic HTML view was going away. Matt Novak / Gizmodo, Quartz, 23 Feb. 2024 Their documentary’s internet-rabbit-hole structure and aesthetic — the aged Windows desktop, the old HTML websites, the folders of iMovie videos — recall a time when the web was a playground of connection instead of a waste bin of advertisements. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Jan. 2024 According to Google, the Basic HTML view doesn't support a number of Gmail features, including chat, spell checking, keyboard shortcuts, importing of contacts, rich formatting and custom 'from' addresses. Davey Winder, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The email sent in the campaign. Buried deep in the HTML source code was a malformed code element known as an SVG tag. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 25 Oct. 2023 The piece is a flickeringly indistinct montage of Black faces and the limited array of shades of brown available in HTML. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 5 May 2023 And according to SimpleTexting, many jobs will also require you to be literate in SQL, HTML, CRM, QA and B2B methodologies. Tracy Brower, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2023

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Word History


hypertext markup language

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of HTML was in 1992

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“HTML.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/HTML. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

: a computer language used to create pages for the World Wide Web that can include text, pictures, sound, and hyperlinks

hypertext markup language

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