The element is the opposite of the element, and its contents are displayed one font size smaller than the rest of the text surrounding it. If the font is already the smaller, it has no effect. You can nest several elements inside one another, and the content of each gets one size smaller for each element. The following word should be Example of smaller Text than those around it. The use of this element is frowned upon, and you should aim to use CSS to change the size of text, rather than the element. The text written in small element is always between Example of text .